Free Sample: Translation Drill

You will hear an English sentence. Your job is to respond with the Spanish translation. If you’re a beginner, this may be difficult because you have not yet learned the words. Keep in mind that when you are actually doing the course, by the time you get to the translation drills, you will have already completed a lot of other practice activities with the same words and phrases, and so it will be a lot easier for you.

Use the audio player below to start the exercise


  1. First practice with the written transcript.
  2. Next practice without the transcript.
  3. Be sure to speak out loud, at normal conversational volume.

Sample Exercise

Translation drill. Translate the following sentences.

The bathroom is to the right.
El baño está a la derecha.

I have a room in the hotel.
Tengo un cuarto en el hotel.

Do you want a pencil?
¿Quiere un lápiz?

Do you need a pen?
¿Necesita una pluma?

Where’s there a chair?
¿Dónde hay una silla?

Is the hotel downtown?
¿Está el hotel en el centro?

Keep in mind that this is just a demonstration. These exercises are combined with dialogs and narratives to form a complete course that will have you communicating effectively in about 4 months.


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