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Spanish Lesson Fourteen: Food and Dining

Updated on April 30, 2013

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?

Previous Lessons

Today's Vocabulary

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.

Nouns

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


Verbs

To Eat: Comer


Adjectives

Tasty: Sabroso(a)

Delicious: Delicioso(a)

Salty: Salado(a)

Sweet: Dulce

Sour: Picado(a)- Fruit/Agrio(a)-Milk

Bitter: Amargo(a)

Fruit/Las Frutas

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


Meats/Las Carnes

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

Warm-Up

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.

Dining Vocabulary

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

Homework

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!

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    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      Live To Write 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very good start indeed Crazed Novelist. It shows your versatility in writing.

    • CrazedNovelist profile imageAUTHOR

      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Thanks Laurinzo. I appreciate your visit and comment. Ordering Food will definitely come up when I have more time to devote to a lesson that detailed, but I'm hoping this is a good start.

    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      Live To Write 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very valuable and timely hub; especially considering I am trying to learn spanish as we speak, and of course I NEED to know how to order Food!!! lol

      Voted up Crazed, nice

      Laurinzo

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