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"Quiz" is a noun which is often translated as "la prueba", and "trivia" is a plural noun consistent which is often translated as "pequeños datos". Learn more about the difference between "quiz" and "trivia" below.
quiz(
kwihz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (examination)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't know what score I got on my math quiz.No sé qué resultado saqué en la prueba de matemáticas.
b. el test
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They're going to give us an English quiz tomorrow at school.Nos van a poner un test de inglés mañana en la escuela.
2. (test of knowledge)
a. el concurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our team won the pop culture quiz last night.Nuestro equipo se ganó el concurso de cultura pop anoche.
b. la encuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(written)
I took a quiz on personality types while I waited to see the doctor.Tomé una encuesta sobre tipos de personalidad mientras esperaba para ver al doctor.
3. (act of questioning)
a. el interrogatorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Enough already with the quiz. You're acting like a cop.Ya basta con el interrogatorio. Pareces policía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to interrogate)
a. interrogar
The police quizzed the suspect for several hours.La policía interrogó al sospechoso durante varias horas.
5. (to test)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. examinar
The teacher quizzed us on the first three chapters.El profesor nos examinó de los tres primeros capítulos.
b. hacer prueba a
The sergeant quizzed the new recruits.El sargento les hizo prueba a los nuevos reclutas.
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trivia(
trih
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vi
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a
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (detailed information)
a. los pequeños datos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is a mine of soccer trivia.Él es una fuente inagotable de pequeños datos sobre el fútbol.
b. la cultura general
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She's great at quizzes because she has an encyclopedic knowledge of trivia.Es muy buena para los concursos porque tiene conocimientos enciclopédicos de la cultura general.
2. (unimportant details)
a. las trivialidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We spent the whole meeting discussing trivia, and never got on to the important issues.Pasamos toda la reunión discutiendo trivialidades, y nunca llegamos a tratar los temas importantes.
b. las nimiedades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The director is a busy man. I wouldn't bother him with such trivia.El director es un hombre muy ocupado. Yo no lo molestaría con esas nimiedades.
c. las banalidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Much of our lives is taken up with domestic trivia, such as shopping, housework, and paying bills.Gran parte de nuestras vidas está ocupada por banalidades domésticas, como hacer las compras, el trabajo de la casa y pagar facturas.
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