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Spanish Lesson Forty-Seven: Ordering Food

Updated on April 29, 2013

Hey Readers

Yeah I know I'm late. It's been an awesome weekend of fun and now it's time to get down to business. To defeat the huns! Wait, that's from Mulan. Today we're going to be reviewing another concept we've discussed before. I want to review and add on to the Food and Dining lesson. This review will help you order your favorite foods at a restaurant and the way you like them. I hope you all enjoy yourself with this review. Also, I will be taking a two week break from writing so AFTER lesson Forty-Eight, there will be a two week hiatus for the lessons while I recharge my batteries. Also in one month I will be celebrating my One Year Anniversary here at HubPages. So look forward to all that coming up! So yeah, let's go!

Today's Goals: To review past Food and Dining vocabulary. To be able to enhance the ability to order food in Spanish.

Today's Vocabulary

Hey Readers. This week's hodgepodge will feature the normal assortment of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. So I hope you will take advantage of it. The way we deal with vocabulary may change soon. I'm not certain quite yet, but I'll keep you all informed. Remember I'm always looking for new ways to do things. These lessons have changed a lot over time! Look at Lesson One!

Today's Tips: Find a partner to practice your Spanish with. Do this at least five minutes a day. Practice makes perfect!

Verbs

To Curse: Maldecir

To Manage/To Handle/To Drive/To Operate (A Vehicle): Manejar

To Maintain/To Keep Up/To Support/To Provide For: Mantener

To Mark/To Note/To Observe: Marcar

To Walk/To March/To Function (Machine)/To run (Machine): Marchar

To Kill: Matar

To measure/To Weigh/To Scan (Verses): Medir

To Improve: Mejorar

To Mention: Mencionar

To Lie/To Tell A Lie: Mentir

Nouns

Water: El Agua

Earth: La Tierra

Fire: El Fuego

Wind: El Viento

Storm: La Tormenta

Metal: El Metal

Wood: La Madera


Adjectives

Spicy: Picante

Sweet: Dulce

Bitter: Amargo(a)

Salty: Salado(a)

Tart: Agrio(a)

Warm-Up

Today's warm-up is a three question quiz from Lesson Eighteen. Go ahead and review that lesson if you need to. Don't worry. It's always open note!

After Lesson Fifty, there may be a change in the Warm-Up as I look for new ways to keep the lessons fresh and exciting. After Lesson Fifty, look for new things coming to the Spanish lessons. Thanks for reading!

Food/Restaurant Vocabulary

Spanish Word
English Equiv
La Lechuga
Lettuce
La Cebolla
Onion
El Repollo
Cabbage
El Tomate
Tomato
La Zanahoria
Carrot
El Champiñon
Mushroom
El Pollo
Chicken
El Pavo
Turkey
Carne De Res
Beef
La Langosta
Lobster
Maíz
Corn
El Catsup
Ketchup
La Mayonesa
Mayonnaise
La Mostaza
Mustard
La Escabeche
Pickle
El Queso
Cheese
Rare
Muy Poco Hecho
Medium-Rare
Poco Hecho
Medium
No Muy Hecho
Medium-Well
Mediano Bien
Well-Done
Bien Hecho
El Arroz
Rice
Los Frijoles
Beans
La Papa
Potato
El Vino Tinto
Red Wine
El Vino Blanco
White Wine
La Cerveza
Beer
El Licor
Liquor

Ordering Food At A Restaurant

Hey Readers! Thanks for reading. So if you've noticed I've added quite a few words to this list. I did this to enhance your ability to order foods they way you want at a restaurant. There are several phrases I'd like to introduce if you would like to know them. First and foremost I'd like to say that I work in a restaurant so when going to a restaurant, show your servers respect and be friendly. Greet them like you would a friend because they're there to take care of you and your needs. So here are some things I'd like to introduce. I would go over courtesy and simple small talk, but you all know that already, so I'll get right to the things your server might ask you:


¿Cómo puedo servirle? How can I serve you?

¿Qué desea beber? What do you like to drink?

¿Cómo lo quieres cocinado? How do you want it cooked?


You can always answer these questions like...


Me encantaría... I would love...

Me gustaría... I would like...

¿Puedo tener?... May I have?...

Me gustaría probar... I would like to try...


Now for some of those questions you can simply answer. If you want a specific drink, you get a word from the list and use or simply answer. It's easiest when you want a soda. Just same the name of the soda. Names of things remain in the language. If you want Sprite just say Sprite. Obviously to answer about how you want your burger or steak cooked, just read from the list the word you would normally use. Now there are things you may want with, more, less, or none of. Check out these phrases:


Sin: Without. Sin mayonesa. Without mayonnaise.

Con: With. Con mayonesa. With mayonnaise.

Más: More (Extra). Más mayonesa. More (or extra) mayonnaise

Menos: Less (little). Menos mayonesa. Less (little) mayonnaise.


Your server will return every now and again and ask if everything is okay or anything else? These phrases will be simple and short. You can say yes, no, or something. Sometimes the food isn't what you'd like. Use simple phrasing to say you don't want it or you would like something else. It's okay, everyone has their particular tastes. Once the bill or Cuenta comes, ensure that you leave a tip or propina for your server who did such an excellent job of helping you. If you would like any other phrases or words to learn, check out the links below. They are also featured in Lesson Fourteen.



Source

Homework

I hope you completed your homework last week. Remember we're just conjugating verbs. The answers for last week's verbs are after this section. So don't fret, you'l get a thorough review. Conjugate the following words in the present indicative, preterit, and Indicative Imperfect. Remember that you can always go back and relearn how to conjugate in those tenses by reviewing on your own or by reviewing some of my previous lessons.


Check out these lessons for more assistance. Just give it a shot!: Lesson Five, Lesson Twenty,Lesson Twenty-Five, and Lesson Thirty-Five.


Adoptar (To Adopt)

Adorar (To Adore, To Worship)

Adquirir (To Acquire, To Get, To Obtain) E--->IE


Thanks for reading! Next Week will discuss Describing People. We've discussed this a bit before, but now it's time to add on to it! :)

Present Indicative Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Adivinar
Adivino
Adivinas
Adivina
Adivinamos
Adivinan
Admirar
Admiro
Admiras
Admira
Admiramos
Admiran
Admitar
Admito
Admitas
Admita
Admitamos
Admitan

Preterit Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Adivinar
Adiviné
Adivinaste
Adivinó
Adivinamos
Adivinaron
Admirar
Admiré
Admiraste
Admiró
Admiramos
Admiraron
Admitar
Admité
Admitaste
Admitó
Admitamos
Admitaron

Indicative Imperfect Answers

Verb
Yo
Él/Ella/Usted
Nosotros
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes
Adivinar
Adivinaba
Adivinabas
Adivinaba
Adivinábamos
Adivinaban
Amirar
Admiraba
Admirabas
Admiraba
Admirábamos
Admiraban
Admitar
Admitaba
Admitabas
Admitaba
Admitábamos
Admitaban

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Start with the first lesson. The earlier lessons have videos to help beginners. Search "Learning A Little At A Time".

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      I just found this Spanish lesson and think that I would like to learn the language. I've missed many lessons but think that I can get up to speed.

      If you have video on your computer, you may want to include a video to teach pronunciation. I hope that I can find the time to do the work but I do appreciate the fact that you have provided these lessons.