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Getting better at noticing mistakes is one of the best ways of taking your Spanish to the next level.

This challenge has been carefully designed to do just that.

Here is an oversimplified example:

Sentence in English: She likes to play every day

Reference 1: Voy al colegio todos los días.

Reference 2: A ella le parece todo bien.

The final answer would be:

A ella le gusta jugar todos los días.

Now for the real challenge

Translate the four sentences in English using the reference sentences in Spanish. The words in bold in the reference sentences below each English sentence must appear in the final Spanish translation but not always in the same form (masculine could be feminine, indicative could be subjunctive, singular could be plural, etc.).

E1: Whoever wrote this recipe book taught me everything I know about Asian cuisine.

R1: El que quiera venir, que se apunte en esta lista.

R2: Todo lo que te digo te entra por un oído y te sale por el otro.

E2: At the beginning, he didn’t want to (accept / be happy with) such a low salary, but now he says that he’s very satisfied with his job.

R3: Me ha dicho su mujer que está satisfecha con los términos del divorcio.

R4: La abuela se conforma con que vengas a verla una vez a la semana.

E3: Let’s hope this is the correct number. Here is a shoehorn in case you need it.

R5: Aquí tiene el libro de García Márquez que buscaba.

R6: No estoy seguro, pero creo que esta es la calle que buscaba.

E4: I think that you would be much more calm if you didn’t think (about) things so much.

R7: Hoy hace muy buen día, así que no creo que se ponga a llover.

R8: No pienses en nada. Deja la mente en blanco.

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