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Spanish Lesson Fourteen: Food and Dining
Before You Read
This week has gone by so fast. It's like I nearly forget when Sunday gets here!! We're on Lesson Fourteen this week and they're designed to help you, the reader, learn Spanish "A Little At A Time".You can learn as fast or as slow as you'd like without feeling like a show off or a dumb dumb lol. Some of you are stumbling upon this for the first time, while the rest of you are a returning reader. Welcome back if you've been here before and WELCOME if it's your first time time. Also, if you're joining us for the first time, feel free to go back to the first lesson or any other previous lessons that you'd like. The link is provided below after the explanation of this week's lesson
Last week we discussed Spanish Adverbs and saying What You Are Going To Do. If you'd like to review that lesson before moving on, click here. In today's lesson we will be discussing vocabulary and phrases pertaining to Food and Dining. Sounds fun right?
Today we are discussing Food and Dining. So that means our vocabulary will consist of how to specify what eating and drinking utensil you're using, what type of food, what type of meal, etc. Take a look at the vocabulary below.
Breakfast: El Desayuno
Lunch: El Almuerzo
Dinner: La Cena
Milk: La Leche
Cheese: El Queso
Plate: El Plato
Fork: El Tenedor
Knife: El Cuchillo
Glass: El Vaso
Spoon: La Cuchara
Cup: La Taza
Table: La Mesa
Flavor: El Sabor
To Eat: Comer
Sour: Picado(a)- Fruit/Agrio(a)-Milk
Pear: La Pera
Banana: La Banana
Grapes: Las Uvas
Lemon: El Limón
Orange: La Naranja
Vegetables/ Las Verduras
Corn: El Maíz
Lettuce: La Lechuga
Onion: La Cebolla
Tomato: El Tomate
Carrot: La Zanahoria
Mushroom: El Champiñón
Chicken: El Pollo
Turkey: El Pavo
Ham: El Jamón
Beef: Carne de res
Lobster: La Langosta
Note: This is a very generic list and is far from complete. If you wish to learn more words, you can do your own research. Also there is a possibility that this subject will be revisited in the future with greater detail
Revisit the vocabulary above and practice pronouncing those words and remembering their gender. Also remind yourself of the plural versions of the words if needed. Consider what other words you would like to know how to say.
Also a good tip, go back to previous lessons and revisit the conjugation of -Er verbs. You will need to remember to be able to conjugate Comer which means "to eat". Look here.
Enjoying A Meal
Enjoying a meal is the most awesome thing ever! I love eating dinner and having a good time with different people. Below I want to discuss some phrases that are common when dining.
¿Qué hay para la cena? What is there for dinner?
¿El restaurante es barato o caro? The restaurant is cheap or expensive?
Those are two common questions people will ask. If you wish to differentiate between meals, substitute Cena with other meals. Also it's good to know other things like asking how things taste and how much they cost. A future lesson will be added to accommodate these things. To leave this lesson a bit shorter, I will omit other things that can be an added to future lessons.Keep that in mind.
Waiter/Waitress: El Mesero/La Mesera
Host/Hostess: El Mesenero/ La Mesenera
Chef: El Cocinero/La Cocinera
Restaurant Manager: El Jefe De La Restaurante
Bill: La Cuenta
Tip: La Propina
Cashier: El Cajero/La Cajera
Your homework for today is to view a video based off of Lesson Eleven: Saying What You Have To Do. This video will help you repeat discussing obligation in Spanish. Senorbelles is so awesome at what he does and makes me proud! So take a look at his review!! He also uses Hay + Que +inf. as well. We'll discuss that later, but feel free to listen to Senor Belle's discussion.
Also in the coming lessons we will be discussing a great deal more about grammar and how to say things such as:
- What Should You Do?
- What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
- What Do You Like And Dislike?
- What Are You Doing?
Fine Note: Also, we've gone through all the common parts of speech. There are still several other things to go over, but they will have their own lessons. Starting next week your vocabulary will either match the theme of the week's lesson or have a variety of nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
Next week we will be discussing What You Want To Do! Make sure you show up for that one!
Links Used As References
- Spanish Restaurant Lesson | Learn Spanish - Blog
Come learn how to describe your favorite restaurant in Spanish as well as your favorite foods you eat there.
- Spanish Dining Vocabulary — Vegetables in Spanish
Here are the names of many common vegetables in Spanish, and some uncommon ones as well.
- Names of Fruits in Spanish — Spanish Vocabulary
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.