Are You Ready to Visit a Spanish-Speaking Country?

By: Talin Vartanian
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Are You Ready to Visit a Spanish-Speaking Country?
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About This Quiz

Japan is known for sushi and ramen, while France is a great place to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower. But what about a country that is known for exotic beaches, colorful clothes and foods like gazpacho and paella? We're talking about places like Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cuba and Spain since these are all known as Spanish-speaking countries!

But how can you be sure if you're ready to visit one of these types of places? Well, for starters, it's important to have all of your documents in order, such as a passport, ID card, travel insurance, city maps and traveler's checks. And while most of us are familiar with how the U.S. dollar works, the conversion rates greatly differ depending on what country you visit. For example, 1 USD is equivalent to 19.52 Mexican pesos. Or, if you're traveling to Spain, it's helpful to know that 1 USD equals out to .91 euros. Other important travel tips include knowing at least a few phrases in another foreign language, staying safe in both public and private areas and knowing what types of foods and beverages to consume and avoid. But above all, have fun, because traveling is about experiencing new types of cultures! So whether or not you think you're ready to visit a Spanish-speaking country, it's time to take our adventurous quiz now!

Q 01 Where is the bathroom How would you ask, "Where is the bathroom?" in Spanish?
"¿Dónde está el baño?"
"¿el baño ... dónde?"
"¿baño?"
"Hola!"

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Q 02 Trying new foods How would you break out of your comfort zone in another country?
By talking to the locals
By trying out some adventurous activities
I wouldn't.
By trying some new foods

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Q 03 Cheap Are you looking to travel to an expensive country or somewhere that is cheap and affordable?
It doesn't matter to me.
Affordable
Expensive
About average

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Q 04 With a group of friends Do you plan on traveling by yourself or with a group of friends?
By myself
With 1-2 friends
With a group of friends
Not sure yet

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Q 05 Colombia Which of these Spanish-speaking countries do you want to visit?
Spain
Colombia
Chile
Mexico
Somewhere else

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Q 06 Tip Would you leave a tip for your meal in a Spanish-speaking country?
Nope
Maybe I'll leave a few cents or dollars.
It depends on the country.
Of course

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Q 07 Expertise How would you rate your expertise in the Spanish language?
Expert
Advanced
Intermediate
Beginner

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Q 08 Passport Do you currently have a passport?
Of course I do!
It's somewhere around here ...
Not right now
Yes, but it might be expired.

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Q 09 Tap water Do you plan on drinking the tap water in a foreign country?
That's a big "no."
Hmm ... maybe ...
What country?
Sure, why not?

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Q 10 Bus How do you plan on getting around?
Train
Bus
Taxi cab or car
I prefer walking.

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Q 11 Travel planning How would you describe the way you travel?
I prefer everything to be impromptu.
I plan everything out by the minute.
I loosely plan things out.
It depends on the day.

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Q 12 Packing Are you super organized when it comes to packing?
I tend to pack lightly.
Of course
I just throw my whole closet in my suitcase.
I'm somewhat organized.

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Q 13 West Which of these Spanish words means "west?"
Oeste
Este
Sur
Norte

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Q 14 Lost What would you do if you become lost in a foreign country?
Use a map or compass
Ask someone for help
Use my phone
Wander around aimlessly

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Q 15 Help me Translate the following in Spanish: "Can you help me with this?"
"¿Me puede ayudar con esto?"
"¿Quieres tomar una copa?"
"¿A dónde deberíamos ir a comer?"
"¿Qué hora es?"

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Q 16 Vaccinations Are you up-to-date with all of your vaccinations?
Of course
Some of them, yes
I'm not sure.
Nope

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Q 17 Bandeja paisa Which of these popular dishes are you ready to indulge in?
Pabellón criollo
Bandeja paisa
Encebollado
Tacos

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Q 18 Estas listo If someone says "¿Estás listo?" to you, what does that mean?
"Are you ready?"
"Ready?"
"I'm ready."
"Can we go now?"

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Q 19 Currency conversion Are you aware of the currency conversion rates in other countries?
I know some of them.
Of course
Nope
I think so?

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Q 20 Pickpocket How would you avoid people who pickpocket?
I would buy a money belt.
I would put locks on my zippers.
I would keep my valuables at home or in my hotel room.
By avoiding tourist attractions

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Q 21 Smoking If you see a sign that says, "Prohibido fumar," what does this mean?
"No smoking"
"Smoking area"
"Smoking sign"
"Smoking is dangerous"

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Q 22 Mexican dialect Which of these Spanish dialects are you familiar with?
Central American
Caribbean
Chilean
Mexican

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Q 23 Dinner in spain When is the appropriate time to eat dinner in Spain?
Between 9-11 p.m.
Between 7-9 p.m.
Between 5-7 p.m.
Between 3-5 p.m.

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Q 24 Tourist attractions Would you travel to the tourist attractions or would you go where the locals are?
Always go where the locals are.
A bit of both
Tourist attractions
It depends on the day.

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Q 25 Too many valuables Which of these travel safety tips would you practice the most?
Don't look like a tourist.
Don't carry too many valuables.
Go to an ATM in a mall.
Be careful in crowded areas.

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Q 26 I need help How would you say "I need help" in Spanish?
"Necesito ayuda"
"Todo bien"
"Nos vemos"
"Lo siento"

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Q 27 Feel sick What would you do if you started to feel sick in a foreign country?
Go to the nearest doctor
Buy some medicine from a local drugstore
Get extra rest
Brush it off, it'll probably go away.

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Q 28 Relaxed slow-paced In some Spanish-speaking countries, life is a little more relaxed and slow-paced. Is this OK with you?
Yes, I love the relaxed lifestyle.
How slow are we talking here?
No, not at all
I don't really mind.

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Q 29 Stolen credit card What would you do if your credit card gets stolen?
Call my credit card company to freeze the account
Contact the police
Try to find the person who stole the card
Cry

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Q 30 Activities What would you splurge on in a foreign country?
Activities
Souvenirs
Travel costs
Food

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