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Just Guess the Meaning of These Spanish Words

There will be times you come across Spanish words whose meaning you can easily guess. You won’t always be right because there are words that don’t mean what you think they mean, but there are many that do. Here are some examples.

atención
attention

automático
automatic

autorizado
authorized

el banco
bank

el documento
document

la emergencia
emergency

el evento
event

la familia
family

la farmacia
pharmacy

el hotel
hotel

la ofensa
offense

la oficina
office

el permiso
permission

la persona
person

prohibido
prohibited

privado
private

reducir
reduce

el restaurante
restaurant

el silencio
silence

el teléfono
telephone

el texto
text

la vainilla
vanilla

el vídeo
video

vocabulary
vocabulario

I bet you guessed a bunch of these. Great job!