In the Spanish Easy Review series you mainly learned about one building and that building was a house (casa). Here in the Spanish Medium Review quiz series you are about to expand your neighborhood and town and learn about many of the different types of building that may be located there. Therefore, in this Spanish Medium Review quiz we will look at vocabulary words for a number of different types of buildings.
Even though you may see many of these buildings every day, or at least every week, you probably do not even realize just how many different buildings are all around you. It almost boggles the mind! The vocabulary list is long but you probably can still come up with a few buildings that have yet to be mentioned. All the same, this is a good start to really increasing your Spanish buildings vocabulary! So let’s take a walk around the area and see what is there!
|city hall||ayuntamiento [m]|
|college||colegio [m] (note that the G has an H sound)|
|concert hall||sala de conciertos [f]|
|fire station||estación de bomberos [f]|
|garage||garaje [m] (note that the G has an H sound)|
|gas station||gasolinera [f]|
|grocery store||tienda de abarrotes [f]|
|police station||estación de policía [f]|
|post office||oficina de correos [f]|
|store /shop||tienda [f]|
Well that certainly was a long list wasn’t it! At least on a few of these the Spanish name and the English name are exactly that same, although they are pronounced a little differently.
A little side note on the name for library. As you can see, it is biblioteca. Long ago there were not many written books except for one, the Bible. The Bible in Spanish is (la) Biblia. As it was a special book it was always kept in a special place – the biblioteca or 'the place of the Bible'. As more books were added the name expanded from just being the place of the Bible to the library for the place of many books. Now isn’t that interesting!?
Okay, it is now time to move on to the quiz. As in the previous quizzes, you will be shown ten sentences with a word that has been all capitalized. Some sentences are in English and some are in Spanish. Your task is to find the correct translation for the capitalized word, i.e., Spanish to English and English to Spanish. So let’s get moving!