This Spanish Difficult Review quiz will take a look at opposites that attract such as wet and dry or fast and slow. If you have taken the Spanish Medium Review quiz under the same title that is found here, then you should find this quiz to be very familiar as it will work in exactly the same manner as the previous quiz.
As you may recall, there must be opposition in everything. How can you enjoy the good times if you haven’t experienced the bad times? How can you understand bitter if you haven’t tasted the sweet? How can you enjoy the heat if you haven’t experienced the cold? The list goes on and on. When you use words that are the exact opposite of each other or are nearly the exact opposite, those words are known as antonyms.
Antonyms are, for the most part, adjectives as they are used to describe people, places and things. What makes them a little more tricky or interesting in Spanish is that the antonyms (adjectives) take on the gender of the word that they are describing, i.e., masculine and/or feminine. You are already familiar with many Spanish antonyms but here are a few more to add to your list.
|deep||profundo / profunda|
|shallow||poco profundo / poca profunda|
|dry||seco / seca|
|wet||mojado / mojada (note that the J sounds like an H)|
|fast||rápido / rápida|
|slow||lento / lenta|
|quiet||tranquilo / tranquila (note that the QU sounds like a K)|
|loud||fuerte (for both masculine and feminine)|
|brave||valiente (for both masculine and feminine)|
|scared||asustado / asustada|
|awake||despierto / despierta|
|asleep||dormido / dormida|
|warm||caliente (for both masculine and feminine)|
|cool||fresco / fresca|
|right||correcto / correcta|
|wrong||equivocado / equivocada (note that the QU sounds like a K)|
|clean||limpio / limpia|
|dirty||sucio / sucia|
|cheap||barato / barata|
|expensive||caro / cara|
|easy||fácil (for both masculine and feminine)|
|difficult||difícil (for both masculine and feminine)|
|tight||apretado / apretada|
|loose||suelto / suelta|
|strong||duro / dura|
|weak||débil (for both masculine and feminine)|
With this list you should have a pretty big reserve of opposite words in your vocabulary bank. Now, let’s put them to the test in sentences. To get the answer correct, you will need to know the gender of the words that are being referred to. As the sentences provided are given in English, that will require you to remember the Spanish name for the object of the sentence. You’re up for the challenge – right? Then it is time to face the opposition! Remember, in this case the all capitalized adjective is not the word you are looking for but, rather, it’s opposite meaning!
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