Spanish Proficiency Exercises
Describe what you have in common with at least three other people.

Simplified and native speakers:

• Simplified Example
• Arturo A.
• Daniela T.
• Sol P.
• Alejandro G.
• Hanevy S.

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• Arturo A.
• Daniela T.
• Sol P.
• Alejandro G.
• Hanevy S.

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Key vocabulary for this task

Example phrases for this task

Grammar points for this task

Simplified Example
"Mi padre y yo nos parecemos en lo enojón..."
Arturo A.
México, D.F.
"El color de mis ojos es muy parecido al de mi abuelo..."
Daniela T.
Argentina, Neuquén
"Con mi madre tenemos en común que a las dos nos gusta..."
Sol P.
México, Mexicali, Baja California
"Bueno yo me parezco en la barbilla a mi papá..."
Alejandro G.
Perú, Lima
"Bueno, yo tengo algo en común con mi esposa y eso es..."
Hanevy S.
México, Irapuato, Guanajuato
"En común tengo con mi papá..."
amigable (adj)   friendly
bajo (adj)   short
boca (f)   mouth
desafortunadamente (adv)   unfortunately
dinámico (adj)   dynamic
enojado (adj)   upset, angry
estatura (f)   height, stature
habilidad (f)   ability
merengue (m)   type of dance
nariz (f)   nose
rasgo (m)   feature
sensible (adj)   sensitive
terco (adj)   stubborn
Tenemos mucho en común. We have a lot in common.
No nos parecemos en nada. We don't look at all alike.
Compartimos el mismo gusto en cuanto al cine. We have the same taste when it comes to movies.
A los dos nos dan mucho miedo las películas de terror. Horror movies scare us both a lot.
Mi hermano y yo tenemos el mismo color de cabello y la misma tez. My brother and I have the same hair color and the same skin color.
Soy enojón, al igual que mi padre. I'm short tempered just like my dad.
No soy tan guapo como mi hermano. I'm not as handsome as my brother.
Tengo los ojos azules al igual que mi mamá. I have blue eyes just like my mom.
Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are words that show to whom something belongs, such as "my" or "your." In Spanish they agree in person with the speaker and in number and, sometimes, gender with the thing that is owned. Only "nuestro" and "vuestro" agree in gender. Possessive pronouns come before the noun, just like they do in English. The following show the different forms and their translations:

mi(s) my
  tu(s) your
  su(s) your (formal), his, her, their
  nuestro(s) our
  vuestro(s) your (plural)


Nosotros no tenemos nuestra tarea hoy. We don't have our homework today.
  Su gato trepó el árbol del vecino. His/her cat climbed the neighbor's tree.
  Mis amigos viajaron a mi lugar favorito. My friends traveled to my favorite place.