Country of origin Spain
Running time 43 minutes
Original language(s) Spanish
First episode date 10 July 2000
Genre Game show
|Original network Antena 3 (2000–2006)
Original release 10 July 2000 (2000-07-10) – present
Presented by Silvia Jato, Constantino Romero, Jaime Cantizano, Christian Galvez
Similar Informativos Telecinco, Salvame Diario, Saber y ganar, El programa de Ana R, First Dates
Pasapalabra is a Spanish television game show, adapted from the British format The Alphabet Game.
Ae vocabulario principiantes pasapalabra
In each episode, two contestants team with celebrities to play various games. A team's correct responses in these games score seconds, extending their contestant's time limit in the final game, known as el rosco final or el rosco.
In the rosco, gameplay proceeds through letters of the Spanish alphabet. For each letter, the host reads a definition of a word starting with or containing that letter. A contestant responds with a word, or passes by saying "pasapalabra". Completing the rosco with every response correct wins the show's progressive jackpot. If neither contestant wins the jackpot, the contestant with more correct responses returns in the next episode.
Pasapalabra first aired on Antena 3 in 2000, with Silvia Jato as host. Constantino Romero substituted Jato in 2002. Jaime Cantizano replaced Jato as host in 2006.
In 2006, a Pasapalabra jackpot of €2,190,000 became the largest prize ever awarded on a game show in Spain, and the third largest prize ever awarded on a game show in Europe.
In 2007, Pasapalabra moved to Telecinco with Christian Gálvez as host. Pasapalabra airs evenings on Telecinco, Monday through Friday.