Classroom objects in Spanish and demonstrative adjectives (list + quiz)

Knowing how to say some classroom objects in Spanish may be very useful, especially if you are in school or if you are planning to study Spanish in a classroom someday. Some classroom objects, called OBJETOS DE LA CLASE, can be found at home so why not learning how to use them in Spanish sentences and questions, right? In this lesson you will read and listen to several examples using the vocabulary for the items in a classroom in Spanish plus some vocabulary of other lessons like Spanish colors and prepositions of place.

A list of classroom objects in Spanish: video, pictures and sentences

To begin the lesson, we created a nice video with several pictures of classroom items in Spanish, which also include several important Spanish expressions and questions. The audio in the video is only in Spanish, but you can activate the English or Spanish subtitles (cc) if you find it hard to get the message. Pay close attention to the pronunciation of the new vocabulary and try to watch the video completely and carefully as it include some important notes you will not find in the rest of the lesson.


Two common ways to say classroom objects in Spanish are Los artículos del aula de clases and Los objetos de la clase. Here is a picture showing some common classroom objects in Spanish, also presented in the video in this lesson. The written form of the some of these OBJETOS is very alike to the English version. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Classroom objects and items in Spanish

Classroom objects in Spanish

The following chart includes some sentences related to the vocabulary for classroom items in Spanish. As you may see in these examples and the ones in the video, we used different Spanish colors, prepositions of place and demonstrative adjectives in Spanish to make the sentences a little more real and similar to the way people would use them in a classroom. The words in bold are Spanish classroom objects. Click on PLAY to listen to the examples.

Some sentences using classroom objects in Spanish
El libro está sobre el escritorio amarillo
The book is on the yellow desk
Esa silla azul es muy cómoda
That blue seat/chair is very comfortable
El libro está debajo de la mesa anaranjada/naranja
The book is below the orange table
Esta computadora blanca es de buena marca.
This is a good brand white computer
Estas pizarras son muy útiles
These whiteboards are very useful
Ese mapa verde está sobre la pared.
That green map is on the wall
Aquel librero beige es viejo
That beige bookshelf is old
Esos papeles están dentro de la papelera roja.
Those papers are in the red wastebasket
Estos bolígrafos están encima de la mesa.
These black pens are over the table
Este lápiz gris es un regalo
This gray pencil is a gift
Ese borrador rosado está detrás del librero.
This pink eraser is behind the bookshelf
Este libro celeste está fuera de la mochila.
This sky blue book is outside the schoolbag
Esa mochila verde claro es muy bonita
That light green schoolbag is very beautiful
La regla dorada está en medio de esos libros.
The gold ruler is between those books
La calculadora plateada está junto a esa mochila.
The silver calculator is next to that schoolbag
Este marcador morado es muy útil.
That purple marker is very useful

How to use Spanish demonstrative adjectives, colors and prepositions of place

Spanish colors are a special type of adjectives and they are always placed after the object (noun) we are describing. We do not say Un rosado borrador meaning a pink eraser, but Un borrador rosado. Now, the tricky part with Spanish colors is that they change their gender (feminine, masculine) and number (singular, plural) depending on the item or items they are describing, for example, REGLA is feminine, singular noun so we would need a color that matches that gender and number like ROJA or VERDE so we can something like Una regla roja. On the other hand, if we have three REGLAS then we should say Tres reglas rojas with the color and object in plural form.

Words like ESE and ESTE are demonstrative adjectives in Spanish. We use a different demonstrative adjective depending on the noun gender and number. Words like ESE and AQUEL, for example, have the same meaning. Spanish demonstrative adjectives are placed before the noun we are referring to, like in the sentence Ese libro es azul. Notice that we did not say Esos libro es azul because LIBRO is just one object, which means we need a singular ADJETIVO DEMOSTRATIVO, in this case ESE.

Demonstrative adjectives in Spanish

SingularMeaningPluralMeaning
Ese, aquel (masculine)ThatEsos, aquellos (masculine)Those
Esa (feminine)ThatEsas, aquellas (feminine)Those
Este (masculine)ThisEstos (masculine)These
Esta (feminine)ThisEstas (feminine)These

The examples also make use of prepositions of place in Spanish (preposiciones de lugar) like SOBRE (on), DEBAJO DE (under), ENCIMA DE (over), DENTRO DE (in or inside), FUERA DE (out or outside) y DETRÁS DE (behind). As you can see, these prepositions usually go with another words like A or DE to make clear where one object is in reference to another. For example, to say the book is under the chair we say El libro está debajo DE la silla not El libro está debajo la silla.

Spanish conversation: The objects I need for school – Los objetos que necesito

Listen to a conversation of a girl getting ready for school in Spanish. You will listen to several Spanish colors, classroom objects and prepositions. Take notes of important information so you can solve the interactive quiz.

Useful expressions:

  1. ¡Alistándose para ir a la escuela! means Getting ready for school
  2. ¡Gracias por ayudarme! means Thanks for helping me!

A listening quiz about Spanish classroom objects and colors

This Spanish quiz is related to the content of the conversation you listened before. You will answer some questions about the Spanish colors and classroom objects mentioned in the audio. Read each question carefully. Press “START” to begin the Spanish listening comprehension quiz.
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Practice Spanish: A quiz about classroom objects, colors and prepositions of place.

A quiz about classroom objects in Spanish, some colors and prepositions of place

Here is another Spanish interactive quiz to practice a little more about Spanish colors and everything else we have learned so far. Your job is to find the answer that matches the question asked for the first person. Be careful with your choice and make sure to follow the rules about Spanish adjectives, prepositions and demonstrative pronouns. Each time you get a right answer, you will see an explanation telling you why that is the correct choice. Press “START” to begin the test.
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2 thoughts on “Classroom objects in Spanish and demonstrative adjectives (list + quiz)

  1. Adan Santiago

    ¿Dónde están mi calculadora? (Where is my calculator?)
    ¿Dónde está mi calculadora?. ……………….This should be corrected.

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