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"quiz", "brainteaser"

Spanish translation: prueba,cuestionario, encuesta

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13:19 Dec 27, 1999
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: "quiz", "brainteaser"
I'm looking for something that's not awkward or too formal (such as "examen" "interrogatorio" "concurso"). Something lighter, if it exists. Thanks.
Clarence Williams
Local time: 22:09
Spanish translation:prueba,cuestionario, encuesta
Explanation:
Though no context is really provided for an exact answer I think "cuestionario" o"prueba" are lighter than"examen".
For brainteaser,"rompecabezas" could be a good translation if suitable with the context.
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Haydee
Local time: 22:09
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Summary of answers provided
natest, prueba, acertijo, rompecabezasJorge Rizzo
naprueba,cuestionario, encuesta
Haydee
nabrainteaser= pregunta capciosaYvette Camou
naquiz = test, prueba Brainteaser= acertijoYnesca
naquiz: (juego de) preguntas y respuestas - brainteaser: rompecocos
abcdef
natest; rompecabezas, acertijo
Salvador Munguía
nacuestionario / adivinanzaDyran Altenburg
narompecabezas, enigma, adivinanzaottilia nesbit


  

Answers


34 mins
rompecabezas, enigma, adivinanza


Explanation:
rompecabezas= a difficult puzzle (also a jigsaw puzzle)
enigma= self explanatory
adivinanza=charade,

ottilia nesbit
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1 hr
test; rompecabezas, acertijo


Explanation:
Para "quiz" se utiliza (p.e. in magazines; por ejemplo en las revistas) frecuentemente la palabra "test", aún en español, es una palabra válida, sobretodo si es informal.
Para "brainteaser" podría ser "rompecabezas" (a puzzle), ó "acertijo" (a riddle), dependiendo del contexto.

Salvador Munguía
PRO pts in pair: 31
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1 hr
cuestionario / adivinanza


Explanation:
A bit of context would help find the best word to use.

Dyran Altenburg
United States
Local time: 23:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43
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3 hrs
quiz: (juego de) preguntas y respuestas - brainteaser: rompecocos


Explanation:
If you would like something on the light side, and I can think of
" leisure time" magazines with varied contents such as crossword or other type of puzzles or even riddles, then you should use your creativity. May I suggest: juego de preguntas y respuestas or "preguntas y respuestas" alone, and "rompecocos" for "brainteaser".
Good luck.

Hugo Bentancor

abcdef
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3 hrs
quiz = test, prueba Brainteaser= acertijo


Explanation:
Quiz in Spanish is a plain test (accepted in Spanish) or prueba. Brainteaser is acertijo. Also rompecabezas, but not as in puzzle, but a brain puzzle. Both are called rompecabezas in Spanish.

Ynesca
Local time: 23:09
PRO pts in pair: 10
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12 hrs
test, prueba, acertijo, rompecabezas


Explanation:
"test" is used also in Spanish for any kind of test or exam, so it could be too neutral, but correct if it's a game of questions and answers; "prueba" is even more vague, but some complement "de..." would give sense to it; "acertijo" is a riddle, or a tricky question, but it should be a single question, not a series of them; "rompecabezas" (not "rompecocos" in Castillian spanish) can be a puzzle -also a jigsaw puzzle- but also a test, in a less formal context, for instance in one of those magazines with crosswords and other kind of tests and riddles.

Jorge Rizzo
Local time: 05:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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16 hrs
prueba,cuestionario, encuesta


Explanation:
Though no context is really provided for an exact answer I think "cuestionario" o"prueba" are lighter than"examen".
For brainteaser,"rompecabezas" could be a good translation if suitable with the context.

Haydee
Local time: 22:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 31
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1 day4 hrs
brainteaser= pregunta capciosa


Explanation:
This is not a literal translation. It could be an 'acertijo' too, when you are looking into a complex scenario. But when it is applied to tests or quizes, it is one of those questions specially formulated to test someone with hard questions or to find out what he/she knows or doesn't know.

Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 20:09
PRO pts in pair: 101
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