Spanish Idioms


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Your waiter tells you there is no more ice cream for dessert and recommends the other desserts on the menu. A few minutes later, you see him serving ice cream to another customer. This is what you would say in Spanish in this situation:

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1. A new coworker joins your office. People judge him because of the informal way he dresses despite the managing position he is going to exercise. In Spanish, you would say:

2. Your best friend, Patrick, is very outspoken and told the teacher in class that arriving late to teach is a terrible example for the students. In Spanish, you would say:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The use of idioms in Spanish is what you will be focusing on for this quiz and worksheet combo. Questions will address idioms related to improper service in a restaurant and an expensive party to celebrate a graduation, among other phrases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find idioms related to the situations below in the quiz questions:

  • Judging someone new in the office
  • An outspoken best friend in school
  • Eating something you do not enjoy
  • A fancy graduation party

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly conjugate a verb for a given idiom
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about how to describe bad service in a restaurant idiomatically
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about an expression related to judging someone new

Additional Learning

To get some more practice with the language, click on the lesson titled Spanish Idioms. You will find the following extra phrases inside the lesson, among many others:

  • Bailar al son que le tocan
  • Necesitar consultar con la almohada
  • En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo