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Find out the Spanish word for cell phone in this quiz - and lots of other gadgets too!

Gadgets

In this Spanish Medium Review picture quiz you will be taking a look at some of life’s many gadgets. Who doesn’t love a good gadget? Can you imagine how it must have felt for your great-grandmother to get a washing machine? No longer would she have to scrub clothes on a scrub-board. Or how about the clothes drier. Now clothes didn’t have to be hung outside to dry or over racks in the house during rainy days and winter days.

Some people think that the microwave oven was the best gadget ever invented! Today, where would we be without our cellphones – more a computer than a simple phone? Of course, there are all kinds of gadgets that have simply made our lives a whole lot easier! You know a lot of these gadgets in English and you have learned how to say many of them in Spanish.

This quick quiz, with pictures to help, will test your memory on gadgets we have all come to love to use! Imaging – you are even taking this quiz on a gadget – a computer with internet service! Now isn’t that amazing?!

The quiz contains ten sentences with one gadget mentioned in each sentence. The gadget has been shown in all capitalized letters. From the answers provided, see how quickly you can find the correct Spanish word that matches the capitalized gadget.

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1.
Smile for the CAMERA!
ventilador
cámara
alta definición
microonda
The Spanish gadget word for camera is cámara. Notice the accent mark above the first 'a'.
2.
A CELLPHONE is like having a small, hand computer.
fibra óptica
pantalla
almacenamiento
teléfono celular
The Spanish gadget words for cellphone are teléfono celular.
3.
RECORDING the concert for memories!
en línea
solicitud
grabación
portátil
The Spanish gadget word for recording is grabación.
4.
Learning to tell time on an analog CLOCK.
poco
icono
pantalla
reloj
The Spanish gadget word for clock is reloj.
5.
This looks like a CAR my grandfather had.
cohete
coche
carroza
llave
This is a gadget word you learned in the Spanish Easy Review quiz series. The Spanish gadget word for car is coche.
6.
Now instead of desktop computers, we have LAPTOPS.
portátil
velocidad
computadora
definición
The Spanish gadget word for laptop is portátil.
7.
Having a good LAMP to focus on your reading will help your eyes.
escritorio
almohada
lámpara
alfombra
This is a gadget word you learned in the Spanish Easy Review quiz series. The Spanish gadget word for lamp is lámpara.
8.
Television is one of the most amazing inventions!
alta definición
sillón
almacenamiento
televisión
This is a gadget word you learned in the Spanish Easy Review quiz series. The Spanish gadget word for television is televisión. Notice the accent mark in the Spanish spelling.
9.
Televisions in the past needed to have an ANTENNA to get any reception.
alfombra
antena
estufa
pantalla
As you can see, many of these answers seem pretty simple. That’s a good thing. The important thing to remember, however, is to pronounce the words correctly. The Spanish gadget word for antenna is antena. Notice there it does not contain a double 'n'.
10.
At one time it was the bigger the RADIO the better it was.
icono
satélite
radio
ventilador
Yes, this too is a very easy one. However, listen to the difference of how the word sounds in English and how it sounds in Spanish. In English it sounds like rāy-dē-ō. In Spanish it sounds like ră-dē-ō. The first syllables are pronounced differently. The Spanish gadget word for radio is radio.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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