Build Spanish Vocab Book of Riddles
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Build Spanish Vocabulary: A Book of Riddles Basic to Intermediate Spanish
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What will you learn? By using riddles, you will learn basic to intermediate Spanish vocabulary.
How does this work? There are 80 Questions and over 500 possible answers. As you figure out the answers, you will figure out the meanings of the words. Words come in forms of noun, adjective, adverb, preposition and verb. To make things easier, the meanings of verbs are provided.
Example: Who ate my grassy sandwich? (I just happen to love sandwiches that are filled with grass)
Choose the best answer. Different types of animals.
un ratón = squeak !!! un conejo = I hop around and carrots are my favorite un pez = You put me in a bowl of water. I hate cats . un caballo = Did I mention that I run like wind? Oh people frequently sit on me. una tortuga = Because of the stupid race, I hate conejos.
Answer.... un caballo = a horse
Did you manage to guess the rest? un ratón = a mouse un conejo = a rabbit un pez = a fish una tortuga = a tortoise
How to do it? Read the riddle. Guess an answer. Read the choices, analyze and guess their meanings. Sometimes Spanish words are similar to English words. Eliminate illogical choices and pick the best logical answer. Check if you are correct. Understand the meanings of the other choices.
No matter how strange the question is, you should analyze the choices and pick the most LOGICAL answer. Now let's move on.
Who does my pet dog chase down the street? Despite this, he visits me every day. Different types of occupations panadero = I love flour and I make pan (pan = bread) enfermero = I will jab you with this needle. I hang out with the doctors. peluquero = Arhhh!!! I cut too much of your pelo! (pelo = Hair) cartero = I jumped over your fence to give you correo (correo = mail) payaso = Stop pinching my red nose! Don't laugh at my fluffy hair and my big red shoes. I am a performer. jardinero = Plants are my best friends (what a loner!). I snip your plants and make your garden look real nice.
Answer.... cartero = postman
panadero = baker enfermero = nurse peluquero = barber payaso = clown jardinero = gardener
Where did Crazy Cathy go? She loves to eat raw dead animals. Don't blame her she loves sushi.
Different types places el estadio = sports are played here el mercado = this place can be fresh or stinky. Butchers work in this place. la tienda = you are always welcome here to spend some dinero (dinero = money) or window shopping. el museo = I see a dino and ancient history in here la lechería = moo...moo...this is where we produce milk, cheese and butter la iglesia = we usually go there on Sundays
Answer... el mercado = the market
el estadio = the stadium la tienda = the shop el museo = the museum la lechería = the dairy la iglesia = the church
What did Evil Doc do to me? He cut off my ____ and threw it to the sharks.
derramar = (verb) to spill, to pour pierna = If you sit on the pier, I will be sticking out to reach for the sea. I am the bottom part of your body. queso = I am related to milk but I am solid. ojo = I am on your face. Sun rays really hurt me. The 2 “o” should already tell you what I am. saco = I carry all your stuff. pueblo = A place where a population of people live, it has groups of houses and buildings
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Answer.... pierna = leg
derramar = (verb) to spill, to pour queso = cheese ojo = eye saco = bag, sack pueblo = town, village
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My 90-year old granny whacked somebody yesterday. Who could it be?
Different types of occupations marinero = I have the same occupation as Popeye. cirujano = I cut open bodies for the sake of health pintor = I love colors and brushes. monstruo = I am the one that is creeping under your bed when you are sleeping. bombero = Don’t be deceive, I don’t bomb and set things on fire, I remove fire. arquitecto = I design building structures.
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Answer: monstruo = monster
marinero = sailor cirujano = surgeon pintor = painter bombero = firefighter arquitecto = architect
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When is a good time to go swimming? (Hint: When) pulgar = Stop sucking me when you are sleeping! You are no longer a baby! I am a body part. verano = If you are living near a beach,you would wish to have me every day. I bring the sun to you. abeja = I am short for B. I don't think you want to come near me, honey. joya = I glitter in the sun. Women loves me. But I am no diamond. desconsuelo = I bring sadness and sorrow. seso = If you hit your head violently, you might knock me out of your skull.
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Answer...verano = summer
pulgar = thumb abeja = bee joya = jewel desconsuelo = grief, distress seso = brain
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are a/an ____ you must be one of the many things in the bathroom.
iluvia = I come after thunder and lightening aceite = When cooking, you will usually put me on the pan before you put anything else. semilla = I wish I can be eaten just like the rest of the fruit. adelanto = If you are talking about moving forward in something, yupe that's me. pulgadas = I am a type of measurement. inodoro = I dislike me because I have to take all your crap.
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Answer...inodoro = toilet
lluvia = rain aceite = oil (cookery, medicine, technical) semilla = seed of a fruit adelanto = advancement, progress pulgadas = inches
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What did I swallow? Ohh by the way...I am a python.
mundo = Human beings are such strange creatures, they always wish to rule me. ocultar = (verb) to hide, to conceal gallina = I am a mother of hot chicks faena = You need to work on me. I am something that you need to spend time and energy on. invierno = If you love verano, you will hate me. oro = At times, I am more valuable than silver
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Answer...gallina = hen
mundo = world ocultar = to hide, to conceal faena = task, chore, a piece of work invierno = winter oro = gold
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What did Crazy Cathy do last Monday? She went to watch a crazy _____ .
sorprendido = I am a type of feeling. It happens when I give you a present unexpectedly. alfombra = I am on the ground in your home. You always step on me. I am furry. acera = I am the path that you would want to walk on so that you will not be hit by cars. película = I am only available in theaters. estatura = I am the opposite of weight
taburete = I am a type of chair. When you sit on me, you cannot lean back and I am pretty uncomfortable.
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Answer...película = movie
sorprendido = surprised alfombra = carpet acera = sidewalk, pavement estatura = height
taburete = stool
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A plus B equals to C. Space plus Ship equals to Spaceship. Break plus Fast equals to ______
anchura = I am the opposite of length desayuno = Pancakes are usually part of me. You have me in the morning. año = I remind people of the number 365 mariposa = If the question was butter plus fly, you would have got me. entusiasmado = I am a type of feeling, it happens when you are about to open a present. estanque = I am wet, I am a home for fishes and frogs
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Answer...desayuno = breakfast
anchura = width, breadth año = year mariposa = butterfly entusiasmado = excited estanque = pond, lake
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Humans throw me away when they are done. But dogs love me. What am I?
brazo = If you don't have brazo you don't have a hand. I lead you directly to your hand. hueso = I hold you up. Without me you will be like a lump of skin on the floor. sandía = I am round, I am green on the outside, red and juicy on the inside. muro = When you are at home, I surround you, I am everywhere and you cannot walk through me. abril = Flip the “b” upside down and you got me crimen = Only murderers have committed me.
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Answer...hueso = bone
brazo = arm sandía = watermelon muro = wall abril = april crimen = murder
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What did Silly Sally tell her friend? She told him a silly _______.
enfermo = If you got a cough, cold, fever, sore throat, or you are just unwell, you are me. cuento = People always relate me to the phrase “once upon a time” billetero = Men keep money inside me. revista = I am something that you read. You have to subscribe to me. rama = I am part of the tree. I am the smaller version of a trunk. tímido = Use me to describe a person who is scare to talk to other people.
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Answer.... cuento = story
enfermo = sick billetero = wallet revista = magazine rama = branch tímido = shy, timid
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What did Trouble Tina say no to? She said no to _____
cerradura = you place me on your door to prevent thieves from coming in. lavabo = You spit on me when you are brushing your teeth. I am the one that collects your dirt and water and lead them down the pipes. cantar = (verb) to sing sabroso = I have the same meaning as Yummy!
paz = If you hate war, you will love me. pregunta = I am a type of sentence that ends with a question mark.
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Answer...paz = peace
cerradura = lock lavabo = bathroom sink cantar = to sing sabroso = tasty pregunta = question
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Without me you will be cleaning the floors with your bare hands like a slave. What am I?
piscina = Children loves to jump in me and splash water everywhere trapeador = You usually dip me in a bucket of water before making me pick up the dirt golpear = (verb) to hit, to beat vestir = (verb) to dress, to wear escritorio = Are you leaning your arms on me right now? I am a kind of table that you need for writing documents. pepino = I am green and long. You usually see me in salads. I am a type of vegetables. Some people put me on their eyes as a mask.
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Answer... trapeador = mop
piscina = swimming pool golpear = to hit, to beat vestir = to dress, to wear escritorio = desk pepino = cucumber
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Why did the cow moo loudly yesterday? It saw a ________stealing grass
escoba = witches sit on me to fly. ladrón = I am not a nice person. Things disappear because of me. vacío = I am the opposite of full aburrido = If the class is me, you will be yawning and daydreaming. I am an adjective. apagar = (verb) to turn off, to extinguish zorro = basically I am either a fox or a cunning person
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Answer...ladrón = thief
escoba = broomstick vacío = empty aburrido = boring apagar = to turn off, to extinguish zorro = fox, cunning person
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If you are not X then you are Y. If you are not a parent then you are a child. If you are not a teacher then you are a/an _________.
torta = even though I am very tasty, teachers won't want to smack me on their faces. alumno = Sometimes I give the teacher an apple (What a teacher's pet!) diablo = It is not wise to hang out with a teacher that worship me delantal = A cooking teacher would wear me consejo = Teachers usually talk to students and offer them me. I am pretty helpful in life. puntos = After marking an exam paper, the teacher will put me on the front of the paper. I am usually a number that determine how many questions you have got it right.
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Answer...alumno = pupil, student
torta = cake diablo = devil
delantal = apron consejo = advice puntos = marks, points
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Who did Dumb Dave say he was meeting for lunch? (Hint: lunch)
dedo = I am on your hand. The middle me is usually used to flip people off. salchicha = You will put me on a bun, spread mustard or ketchup or radish on me. equipaje = you will carry me when you are traveling to another place dejar = (verb) To leave someone or something behind cuadrado = I not a circle, not a rectangle, not a triangle. pecho = I am the middle part of your body. I contain the rib cage, lungs and heart.
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Answer...salchicha = sausage
dedo = finger equipaje = luggage, baggage dejar = To leave someone or something behind cuadrado = square (shape) pecho = chest
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When is the best time to buy clothes? Hint: When
cascada = I cascade water down the mountain. I am beautiful. I am a scenery. corbata = You wear me around your neck. You usually wear me for formal events. enero = I am the first month. granjero = I am a person that plants fruits and vegetables. I harvest rice too. intentar = (verb) to try cien = I am a number. I am 76 plus 24.
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Answer...enero = January
cascada = waterfall corbata = tie (noun) granjero = farmer intentar = to try cien = hundred
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are ____ you must be one of the subjects in school.
colchón = you sleep on me every night. I am without any bedsheets. dolor = I am all about pain and sorrow física = I am all about motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity. poder = (verb) to be able to, can, may conducir = (verb) to drive regalo = Santa Claus gives me to people.
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Answer...física = physics
colchón = matress dolor = pain, grief, sorrow poder = to be able to, can, may conducir = to drive regalo= gift, present
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What did Silly Sally buy at the zoo?
jaula = Animals are kept inside of me. I prevent them from coming out. inquieto = It is past midnight and your daughter is not home yet, you will feel inquieto. juicioso = Use me to describe people who has sensible and wise judgment vez = While playing a game, I have finish my turn, it is your vez now. guapo = Celebrities are usually guapo. They are so good to look at. oír = (verb) to hear
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Answer... jaula = cage inquieto = uneasy, anxious, worried juicioso = wise, shrewd vez = turn, "su vez" means your turn. guapo = adjective, good-looking oír = to hear
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Why did it rain today? Because there is a dark _____ in the sky. cuchillo = You use me to cut your birthday cake. grapadora = I am a tiny machine. Punch me and I will bind your papers together. limpio = I am an adjective. I am the opposite of dirty. trabajar = (verb) to work llegar = (verb) to arrive nube = You can find me floating around. I carry rain drops.
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Answer...nube = cloud
cuchillo = knife grapadora = stapler limpio = clean (adjective) trabajar = to work llegar = to arrive
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When did Trouble Tina lost her glove? (Hint: When)
abrigo = I am something that you wear when you are cold. terminar = (verb) to end, to finish el miércoles = I am a day of the week jugar = (verb) To play río = I am smaller than the sea but bigger than the stream. boleto = You will buy me so as to get into the cinema to watch a movie.
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Answer … el miércoles = Wednesday
abrigo = coat terminar = to end, to finish el miércoles = Wednesday jugar = To play río = river boleto = ticket
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Without me you would walk into the wall in the middle of the dark night. What am I?
guantes = I was mention in the previous sentence. I am a type of clothing. sobrina = the daughter of your brother is me lámpara = Look at me, the first few letters tells you something. vuelo = Vuelo 245 is ready for boarding. parar = (verb) to stop ver = (verb) to see
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Answer... lámpara = lamp
guantes = gloves sobrina = niece vuelo = flight parar = to stop ver = to see
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How do you feel if I yell at you for no reason?
tirar = (verb) to throw, to throw away pedir = (verb) to request for zapatos = you wear me on your feet. I am not socks. tinta = I am the liquid in a pen perplejo = I will fill your mind with question marks. ladrillo = The third pig has a house full of me. No wonder the wolf can't blow it down.
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Answer... perplejo = puzzled
tirar = to throw, to throw away pedir = to request for zapatos = shoes tinta = ink ladrillo = brick
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What happened to Trouble Tina at school? She smashed all the tables and _____
encender = (verb) to turn on, to burn primavera = I am not winter, not autumn and not summer tema = I am another word for subject. I start with “T” sillas = I am something that you sit on. comedido = I am an adjective. I am between “too much” and “too little” gusano = I wiggle. If you see me you might scream. I am brown and I have no legs. You will usually see me in the soil.
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Answer..sillas = chairs
encender = to turn on, to burn primavera = spring (season) tema = topic comedido = moderate gusano = worm
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What did Insane Iris yell at the mall? She yell at the _____ (Note that it is “what” not “who”)
apellido = If Silly Sally's real name is Sally Stupid. Then I am stupid as I am not the first name. abrir = (verb) To open marzo = I am the third month débil = I am the opposite of strong camisa = I am a type of clothing for upper part of the body. agradecido = If I help you when you are in need of help, you feel agradecido.
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Answer...camisa = shirt
apellido = last name, surname abrir = To open (as in the store is open) marzo = March débil = weak agradecido = grateful
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Why did Insane Iris yell? Because she wants a____ not a shirt. (It is another type of clothing)
mago = I am a person that conjures up tricks such as pulling a rabbit out of a hat. colorar = (verb) to color llevar = (verb) to bring, to wear, to carry cintura = I am the middle section of your body. You will measure me to find out what pant's size you are wearing. vestido = Girls wear me if they don't want to wear pants, shorts, skirts, shirts. sucio = I am not clean. I am an adjective.
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Answer....vestido = dress
mago = magician colorar = To color llevar = to bring, to wear, to carry cintura = waist sucio = dirty
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A plus B equals to C. Space plus Ship equals to Spaceship. Pass plus Word equals to ________
monedero = women carry me and put money inside of me. fuego = Strike a match and you got me. contraseña = Never give me out to anyone. You need me to access your personal email. mantequilla = I am related to milk. You can spread me on your bread. broma = I am a thing that someone do to make a fool out of you. ordenar = (verb) To order
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Answer...contraseña = password
monedero = purse fuego = fire mantequilla = butter broma = joke, prank ordenar = (verb) To order
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Who does Crazy Cathy live with? She lives with her __________.
cicatriz = You will see me when your wound is healed. I leave a permanent mark on your body. envidia = If I have better grades than you, you are filled with me. I am a type of feeling. impaciente = I am an adjective. Use me to describe people that cannot wait. Things must go faster faster, hurry up people. terco = I am an adjective. Use me to describe people who insist on doing things their own way and refuse to change their views. hada madrina = I am Cinderella's grandmother. I casts spells and grant wishes. escribir = (verb) to write
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Answer...hada madrina = fairy godmother
cicatriz = scar envidia = envy (noun) impaciente = impatient terco = stubborn escribir = to write
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I love to appear when you are studying. I make you close your eyes. What am I?
oveja = when you are sleeping you count me. esquí = I am a type of sport that makes you slide down the snowy mountains. mobiliario = I am everywhere in your house. I can be the table, chair, couch, bed, etc. I am a general term. soñoliento = I make you go zzz contar = (verb) to count amar = (verb) to love
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Answer...soñoliento = sleepy
oveja = sheep esquí = skiing mobiliario = furniture contar = to count amar = to love
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Why did the pig cross the road? To get away from the __________.
carnicero = I chop meat and sell them aprensivo = apprehensive, nervous manta = When you are sleeping, you cover yourself with me. bañar = (verb) to bathe bañarse = (verb) to bathe oneself caro = I am an adjective. I am the opposite of cheap.
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Answer... carnicero = butcher
aprensivo = apprehensive, nervous manta = blanket bañar = to bathe bañarse = To bathe oneself caro = expensive
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Where did Billy the Bad Boy go last Saturday without his mum's permission?
tapa = Look at a can of paint. What is on top of it? You need to lift me up to get paint. cordón = I weave in and out of your shoe and I tighten your shoe. fiesta = When you go to a fiesta, you have lots of fun. veneno = Some snakes have me and if these snakes bite you, you will die. patear = (verb) to kick cocinar = (verb) to cook
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Answer.... fiesta = party
tapa = lid cordón = shoelace veneno = poison patear = to kick cocinar = to cook
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How can you scare away a vampire? By rubbing ____ on your neck.
anillo = if you are married you have me on your finger. regla = I am not a pencil or an eraser, I am something that you use to draw a straight line gustar = (verb) To like conseguir = (verb) to get cortina = Put me on your windows and I stop sun rays from coming in. ajo = I am a vegetable.
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Answer....ajo = garlic
anillo = ring e.g. diamond ring regla = ruler (stationery) gustar = to like conseguir = to get cortina = curtain
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are a/an ____ you must be one of the fruits.
medianoche = I am when the clock strike 12 times at night. frío = I am the opposite of hot antipático = I am the opposite of being nice melocotón = nectarine is a type of me vivir = (verb) To live encantar = (verb) to like
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Answer...melocotón = peach
medianoche = midnight frío = cold (adjective) antipático = mean, not nice vivir = To live encantar = to like
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What did Dumb Dave say yes to? He said yes to picking his ____
esqueleto = I am full body structure that holds your entire body up. aceptar = (verb) to accept lavadora = I am a machine that washes all your clothes nariz = I am on your face. You breathe through me. preferir = (verb) To prefer té = I am not coffee so I am ___.
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Answer... nariz = nose
esqueleto = skeleton aceptar = to accept lavadora = laundry washer preferir = to prefer té = tea
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When do you need medication? When you have a _____ escarabajo = I am a bug. I am usually brown. I have a hard shell. I am not a roach fiebre = If you have me you will feel hot and you would place your hand on your forehead. cena = I am neither breakfast nor lunch. agregar = (verb)To add lleno = I am not full, so I am... reina = I am not the king, so I am...
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Answer... fiebre = fever
escarabajo = beetle cena = dinner agregar = to add lleno = full, not empty reina = queen
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When did the moon fall on the Earth? (Hint: When)
cierre = I am located on the front of your jeans. You need to pull me up. I am not a button. cortauñas = Use me to trim your nails reemplazo = Instead of using a pen, I used a pencil. So the pencil is a reemplazo of the pen. el martes = I am a day of the week quejarse = (verb) to complain comer = (verb) to eat
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Answer... el martes = Tuesday
cierre = zipper cortauñas = nail clippers reemplazo = replacement quejarse = (verb) to complain comer = to eat
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Why did Crazy Cathy scream? Because she was scared of the _______
almohada = You will place your head on me when you are sleeping horno = Where do you bake a cake in? almuerzo = I am not breakfast, nor dinner. serio = If you are not kidding, you are me. teclado = What are you typing ON right now? araña = I am a creature with 8 legs, now let me crawl on you and spin my web.
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Answer...araña = spider
almohada = pillow horno = oven almuerzo = lunch serio = serious teclado = keyboard
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What did the Mama Bear give to Baby Bear? (remember the most logical answer)
pie = ouch you just step on my pie! Get your foot away! química = I am not physics or biology so I am most likely _____. preparar = (verb) to prepare fácil = I am an adjective. If I am not difficult, I am ______. comida = I am a general term for anything that you place into your mouth to feed yourself. mato = (verb) to kill
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Answer...comida = food
pie = foot (pies= feet) química = chemistry preparar = to prepare fácil = easy mato = to kill
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If you are not X then you are Y. If you are not a parent then you are a child. If you are not the wife then you are the ______.
codo = I am the one that links your upper arm to your lower arm. marido = When a man got married he becomes a marido. duchar = (verb) to shower ducharse = (verb) to shower oneself ancho = I am the opposite of narrow alegre = I am the opposite of sad
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Answer...marido = husband
codo = elbow duchar = to shower ducharse= to shower oneself ancho = wide alegre = cheerful
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What did Silly Sally trip on? She tripped on a _______
lento = I am an adjective, I am the opposite of fast gratis = The item is gratis, if it cost 0.00 nublado = use me to describe the sky when it is full of clouds ocupado = Use me to describe that you are not free and you have things to do cara = What is on your head and has eyes, nose, mouth and ears? piedra = I am usually located outside, on the street, in the garden, etc. People love to kick me or throw me at birds or throw me into the sea.
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Answer... piedra = stone
lento = slow (adjective) gratis = free (adjective) nublado = cloudy, overcast ocupado = busy cara = face
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What do you do when you see a shooting star? You make a _______.
feo = I am the opposite of pretty. estrecho = I am the opposite of wide helado = Children love to eat me. I am usually on a cone. manejar = (verb) To drive píldora = medication comes in a form of me. I am not a liquid deseo = I am your desire, hope and dreams.
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Answer...deseo = wish
feo = ugly estrecho = narrow helado = ice cream manejar = To drive píldora = pill
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are a /an ____ you must be one of the many ways of transportation.
avión = You can see me up in the sky. I cannot be operated on roads. asustado = I am a type of feeling. Most people feel asustado when they see a ghost ciclismo = I am a type of sport that requires a machine of two wheels interruptor = You need to touch see me when you are turning the light on. jamón = I am a type of meat. I hang out with Mr. Cheese in a sandwich parque = I am place that you go jogging, or walk your dog, or bring your kids to the playground.
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Answer...avión = plane
asustado = fightened ciclismo = cycling interruptor = switch, e.g. light switch jamón = ham parque = park
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Where is Silly Sally going? She is going to the _____. romper = (verb) to break ayer = the day before today albaricoque = apricot cocina = a place where you cook sol = I am always above you in the day. I scorch eggs on the ground. cerrar = (verb) to close
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Answer.... cocina = kitchen
romper = (verb) to break ayer = yesterday albaricoque = apricot sol = sun cerrar = to close
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What did Silly Sally step on? She stepped on a _____, slipped and fell flat on her face.
pesado = I am not light, so I am_____. I might be 10000 pounds. cambiar = (verb) to change rosado = mix red and white to get me ahorro = I am the money in your piggy bank ayudar = (verb) to help plátano = You can find me in the kitchen. I usually come in a bunch. Monkeys love me.
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Answer....plátano = banana (remember Sally was in the kitchen)
pesado = heavy cambiar = (verb) to change rosado = pink ahorro = saving e.g. a saving of 10 cents ayudar = (verb) to help
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Billy feels that Silly Sally is like a ____ in a china shop.
cansado = I work all day and I feel cansado. I just want to rest. gafas = You need me to see. I am something in front of your eyes toro = I am the male version of the cow traer = (verb) to bring vela = I am a type of sport. You need a ship. comenzar = (verb) to start, to begin lluvioso = I am not sunny, not cloudy, so I am most likely _____ .
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Answer.... toro = bull
cansado = tired gafas = eyeglasses traer = (verb) to bring vela = sailing comenzar = to start, to begin lluvioso = rainy
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What is Silly Sally determine to find? To find another person that is _____ than her.
toser = (verb) to cough toalla = you use me to dry yourself after a shower peor = I am between bad and worst triste = I am the opposite of happy carta = you mail me plancha = I am a house appliance. I straighten your clothes
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Answer...peor = worse
toser = to cough toalla = towel triste = sad carta = letter plancha = iron (house appliance)
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Without me you will be naked all the time. That is not good. What am I?
escalera = To go up you have to climb me. Some people call me a flight of steps. tonto = foolish ropa = I am a general term for things that you wear. caer = (verb) to fall encontrar = (verb) to find rey = I am married the Queen
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Answer...ropa = clothes
escalera = staircase tonto = foolish (adjective) caer = to fall encontrar = (verb) to find rey = king
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A plus B equals to C. Space plus Ship equals to Spaceship. Pea plus Nut equals _____
volar = (verb) to fly reparar = (verb) to fix cacahuete = You have to break open the shell to eat me. ruido = If the place is not quiet, then the place is filled with me. formulario = You need to fill me out at hospitals, schools etc. I am a document. hermoso = I am more than pretty
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Answer...cacahuete = peanut
volar = (verb) to fly reparar = (verb) to fix ruido = noise formulario = form hermoso = beautiful, gorgeous
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If you smell bad you should take a _______
refresco = I am a fizzy drink. Kids love me. ducha = This activity requires lots of bubbles and foam estante = I organize your books so that they are placed neatly. olvidar = (verb) to forget responder = (verb) to answer pimienta = You will always see me hanging out with salt.
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Answer... ducha = shower
refresco = soft drink, soda estante = bookcase, shelf olvidar = to forget responder = to answer pimienta = pepper
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What does Crazy Cathy love? She loves her pet _____
vender = (verb) to sell firmar = (verb) to sign armario = this is where you keep all your clothes cinturón = I hold your pants up. I am a clothing accessory señalar = (verb) to point out, to show cucaracha = I am a creature that loves garbage. I might be in your kitchen right now.
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Answer....cucaracha = cockroach
vender = (verb) to sell firmar = (verb) to sign armario = closet cinturón = belt señalar = to point out, to show
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What did Evil Doc do to my stomach? He painted my stomach ____ gris = Mix black and white and you got me. delito = people who commit me are punished by the law dormir = (verb) to sleep servilleta = after dinner, you will use me to wipe your mouth. espantado = scared deletrear = (verb) to spell something out
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Answer... gris = gray
delito = crime dormir = to sleep servilleta = napkin espantado = scared deletrear = (verb) to spell something out
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What else did Evil Doc do to me? He glued a ____ to my shoulder. estupendo = wonderful perezoso = You are me, if you don't want to do anything. You sit around and watch tv all day long. pájaro = I chirp nadar = (verb) to swim llamarse = (verb) to call oneself piso = If you go to the kitchen now, you are stepping on me.
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Answer... pájaro = bird
estupendo = wonderful perezoso = lazy nadar = (verb) to swim llamarse = to call oneself piso = floor
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How did you feel about that? I was _____
recibo = the cashier will always give you me after you pay traducir = (verb) to translate muñeca = Why do people want to slit me to end their lives? trompeta = I am a musical instrument. Sometimes, I am related to the elephant beber = (verb) To drink enojado = If I steal your money, how do you feel?
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Answer...enojado = angry
recibo = receipt traducir = (verb) to translate muñeca = wrist trompeta = trumpet beber = to drink
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What did you do? I punched Evil Doc and glued a ________ on his head
sala = I am not the kitchen or the dining room. I am a room where your guests will sit on the couch ciencia = I am a subject in school. You can break me down into physics, biology and chemistry lejano = I am the opposite of near caca = I am stinky and smelly. You can usually find me in the toilet. tocar = (verb) to touch or to play an instrument viajar = (verb) to travel
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Answer...caca = poo
sala = living room ciencia = science lejano = far away tocar = to touch or to play an instrument viajar = (verb) to travel
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are a/an ____ you must be one of the vegetables.
tejado = I am on top of your house utilizar = (verb) to use entender = (verb) to understand cebolla = You will use me to make many dishes. I am a type of food. fecha = what is the time and ____ today ? escuela = you go here to learn, to study, to acquire a skill. Kids hate me.
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Answer...cebolla = onion
tejado = roof utilizar = (verb) to use entender = to understand fecha = date escuela = school
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What did Trouble Tina bring to school ? (Remember she is Trouble Tina)
garaje = this is where you keep your car in the house. despertar = (verb) to wake up agraciado = I am the person who won something pistola = Police carry me. They use me to protect themselves. I go bang bang bang. pasar = (verb) to happen, to pass, to spend time músico = I am a person that read notes and play instruments
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Answer... pistola = gun
garaje = garage despertar = to wake up agraciado = prizewinner pasar = to happen, to pass, to spend time músico = musician
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Without me, the spade on the beach will be lonely. What am I?
cubo = I am something that you can put stuff in. verde = When I am this, cars go zoom zoom through the traffic light. I stand for “Go”. basura = I am trash neumático = You can find me in cars. A car has four of me. enviar = (verb) to send hermano = I am your male sibling.
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Answer... cubo = bucket
verde = green basura = garbage neumático = tire enviar = to send hermano = brother
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What color did Insane Iris dye her hair? _____
vergonzoso = shameful champú = you use me to wash your hair arpa = I am a musical string instrument. I am huge and I am almost in shape of a triangle anaranjado = mix red and yellow to get me actuar = (verb) to act, to perform hoy = I am between yesterday and the next day
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Answer... anaranjado = orange
vergonzoso = shameful champú = shampoo arpa = harp actuar = to act, to perform hoy= today
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A plus B equals to C. Space plus Ship equals to Spaceship. After plus Noon equals ____ pequeño = I am not big, so I am... tarde = I am between morning and night taza = You drink from me confundido = if you are puzzled you are me. lugar = place enseñar = (verb) to teach
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Answer....tarde = afternoon
pequeño = small taza = cup confundido = confused lugar = place enseñar = to teach
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Why did Crazy Cathy cannot open the door? She lost the ______ .
canguro = I have a pouch in front of me and I hop around. Sometimes people think I do boxing sonrisa = If you are happy you form me with your lips. titular = I am on the front page of the newspaper. I will tell you what the main topic is. llave = I am something that you need to open locks. viejo = I am not young, so I am _____. flor = I am on plants and I produce seeds and fruits.
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Answer...llave = key
canguro = kangaroo sonrisa = smile (noun) titular = headline viejo = old (adjective) flor = flower
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What did Crazy Cathy do? She climb ______ the window. (Hint: It is not a verb or noun)
natación = I am a type of sport. You will need a pool hablar = (verb) to talk, speak querer = (verb) to want col = cabbage alegría = At a wedding you will wish me to the couple. I am the same as joy. a través de = I am a preposition
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Answer...a través de = through
la natación = swimming hablar = to talk, speak querer = to want col = cabbage alegría = happiness
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Why did the goat cross the road? To eat the ____
mermelada = You spread me on bread. I am fruity. cabra = I am the animal in the question. moneda = I am not a dollar note, so I am _____ hierba = cows love to nibble me. I am on the ground, in the park, on mountains and forests. sentarse = (verb) To sit oneself down vacaciones = it is a period of time when you relax and enjoy your time.
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Answer... hierba = grass
mermelada = jam (food) cabra = goat moneda = coin sentarse = To sit oneself down vacaciones = vacation
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What did Billy the Bad Boy tell? He told a ____
peinar = (verb) to comb aspiradora = You use me to clean the carpet. I always make a loud sound. espejo = you can see your reflection on me mentira = I am the opposite of truth creer = (verb) to believe, to think coco= add a nut behind me and you got me.
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Answer... mentira = lie
peinar = (verb) to comb aspiradora = vaccum cleaner espejo = mirror creer = to believe, to think coco= coconut
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Why is Dumb Dave crying? He is crying because he lost his ______ .
falda = I am not shorts or pants I am almost like a dress. béisbol = I am a type of sport. You need a bat and a ball juguete = I am something that kids love to play with andar: (verb) to walk, also use to express how the things are going ir = (verb) to go vela = light me up and I melt
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Answer...juguete = toy
falda = skirt béisbol = baseball andar: to walk, also use to express how the things are going ir = to go vela = candle
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Billy the Bad Boy feels that Dumb Dave is acting like a _____ and calls him ______.
amarillo = mix green and red to get me maleta = Professionals carry me to work. People carry me to travel. boca = When you talk, I move. deber = (verb) ought to, must, should bebé = a person that is 1 year old is me venir = (verb) To come
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Answer...bebé = baby
amarillo = yellow maleta = suitcase boca = mouth deber = ought to, must, should venir = to come
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Without me you will be drenched in the rain. What am I?
oreja = I am a body part. You listen with your ____ engrapar = (verb) to staple boxeo = I am a type of sports. Two men fighting. dar = (verb) to give conocer = (verb) to know or be familiar with a person/place/thing paraguas = You will have to open me up to keep you dry.
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Answer...paraguas = umbrella
oreja = ear engrapar = (verb) to staple boxeo = boxing dar = to give conocer = to know or be familiar with a person/place/thing
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What did Trouble Tina do during dinner? She threw the _______ on the floor and stomp on it.
castillo= the king and queen live here. salir = (verb) To go out, to exit escuchar = (verb) to listen mirar = (verb) to look bistec = I am a type of food. When you order me, you can choose to have it rare, well done, medium rare, etc. florista = I sell flowers.
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Answer... bistec = steak
castillo= castle salir = To go out, to exit escuchar = to listen mirar = to look florista = florist
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If Crazy Cathy has a wand, she would cast a spell on everyone to make everyone _____ just like her.
luna = I am not the sun. I light up the sky at night.
empujar = (verb) to push voz = the sound that comes out from your mouth loco = I am mentally not right in the head. I am an adjective. morado = mix red and blue and get me tarea = I am the assignment that you bring back home to work on.
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Answer.... loco = crazy (just like her)
luna = moon
empujar = to push voz = voice morado = purple tarea = homework
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What did Insane Iris say to the magician? “I am thirsty, get me some _________”
tío = the husband of your aunt. vehículos = a general term for cars, trucks, vans, buses, etc sangre = I flow inside of you. I am red. leer = (verb) to read pasear = (verb) to stroll, to take a walk trabajo = work, job
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Answer... sangre = blood
tío = uncle vehículos = vehicles leer = to read pasear = to stroll, to take a walk trabajo = work, job
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If you are X you must be one of the Y. If you are a/an ____ you must be one of the utensils.
hambre = when you need food you are me. tomar = (verb) to take (as in take the bus, take a drink, take a picture) mil = place 3 zeros after 1 and you got me. tenedor = I am not a spoon nor a knife. You need me to eat noodles . comprar = (verb) to buy
rescatar = (verb) to save, to rescue
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Answer...tenedor = fork
hambre = hungry tomar = to take (as in take the bus, take a drink, take a picture) mil = 1000 comprar = to buy
rescatar = to save, to rescue
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What did Insane Iris think that she can buy from the clock?
bailar = (verb) To dance contestar = (verb) To answer mañana = I am not afternoon, not at night. tiempo = Look at your watch and tell me the tiempo contento = when you smile you feel me crear = (verb) to create
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bailar = To dance contestar = (verb) To answer mañana = morning contento = happy crear = to create
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Why did Silly Sally go to the supermarket yesterday? She wanted to get a love _____ .
sed = I need something to drink, I am _____. farmacia= This is where you get your medicine. mes = I am usually make up of 30 or 31 days. visitar = (verb) to visit hacer = (verb) to make, to do poción = I am a liquid in a glass bottle.
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Answer... poción = potion
sed = thirsty farmacia= pharmacy mes = month visitar = (verb) to visit hacer = to make, to do
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Insane Iris has a dream. She wishes to have a new _____ .
seda = Insects churn me out and I am made into a material. I am softer than cotton. tener = (verb) to have nieve = I am white and I only appear during winter semana = I am equal to 7 days vida = If Bob hangs himself, he is ending his vida necesitar = (verb) to need
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Answer... vida = life
seda = silk tener = to have nieve = snow semana = week necesitar = to need
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Crazy Cathy has a dream too. She wants to be sane. So she borrowed “Sane 101” from the _____
puerta = The knob is on me. You need to turn the knob to open me. nido= birds build me llorar = (verb) to cry pensar = (verb) to think bonito = I am not ugly but neither am I extremely gorgeous. biblioteca = This is where people read.
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Answer....biblioteca = library
puerta = door nido= nest llorar = to cry pensar = to think bonito = pretty
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Evil Doc was too embarrassed to face the world and left the ________ for another place.
decir = (verb) to say, to tell tarjeta = I am made of paper and you give me to people during their birthdays. completar = (verb) to complete país = your nationality tells me which país you are from construir = (verb) to build, to construct calor = I am the opposite of cold
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Answer...país = country
decir = to say, to tell tarjeta = card completar = to complete construir = to build, to construct calor = hot
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Dumb Dave decides to take classes and learn to be a _______ boy.
dibujar = (verb) to draw periódico = people love to read me every morning reloj = I tell you the time correr = (verb) to run inteligente = if you are bright you are me. If you are bright you will see that I am similar to an English word. poner = (verb) to put, to place, to set
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Answer... inteligente = clever
dibujar = to draw periódico = newspaper reloj = clock correr = to run poner = to put, to place, to set up
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How about Billy the Bad Boy? Billy the Bad Boy has joined a band to write _____ .
globo = I fly upwards and please don't poke a needle in me. I am almost round like the globe. arco iris = I appear after a rain. You can find a pot of gold at the end of me. odiar = (verb) to hate pisar = (verb) to step on something canciones = I am filled with lyrics. maloliente = if you don't shower you are me.
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Answer....canciones = songs
globo = balloon arco iris = rainbow odiar = (verb) to hate pisar = (verb) to step on something maloliente = stinky, smelly
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As for Silly Sally, she has found love from a man _____ . doesn't think that she is silly.
nombre = If I don't know who you are I would ask for your nombre. billete = I am money but I am not a coin. que = I am a pronoun. I can mean “who” or “which” or “what”. gritar = (verb) to yell, to scream lavar = (verb) to wash lavarse = (verb) to wash oneself
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Answer....que = that, refers to both persons and things, e.g. that vase that broke. The person that yelled.
nombre = name billete = dollar bill gritar = to yell, to scream lavar = to wash lavarse = to wash oneself
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Congrats! You have finished all the riddles and successfully built up your Spanish vocabulary.
Now go back and use a dictionary to find more meanings of a word and learn how to use it in sentences.
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