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Food in Spanish
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Food is a necessity, and can also be a source of great pleasure. Being able to talk about Spanish food will come in handy while shopping, dining, traveling, and entertaining friends, so check out this vocab list for Spanish food, including the basic food groups and related verbs. ¡Buen provecho!

to be hungry tener hambre
to eat comer
to taste probar
   
meal la comida
breakfast el desayuno
to have breakfast desayunar
lunch el almuerzo
to have lunch almorzar
dinner la cena
to have dinner cenar
snack el bocadillo
   
appetizer el aperitivo
soup la sopa
main course el plato principal
salad la ensalada
dessert el postre
   
kitchen, cooking la cocina
dining room el comedor
restaurant el restaurante

Fruit   La fruta

apple una manzana
apricot un albaricoque
banana un plátano
blackberry una zarzamora
blueberry un arándano
cherry una cereza
grape una uva
grapefruit una toronja
lemon un limón
lime una lima
orange una naranja
peach un melocotón
pear una pera
plum una ciruela
raspberry una frambuesa
strawberry una fresa

Vegetables   Las Verduras

artichoke la alcachofa
asparagus los espárragos
beans las judías
carrot la zanahoria
celery el apio
corn la mazorca
cucumber el pepino
eggplant la berenjena
lettuce la lechuga
mushroom el champiñón
onion la cebolla
peas los guisantes
potato la patata
radish el rábano
spinach las espinacas
tomato el tomate

Dairy products   Productos lácteos

butter la mantequilla
buttermilk el suero de leche
cheese el queso
cream la nata
cottage cheese el requesón
egg el huevo
ice cream el helado
milk la leche
yogurt el yogur

Meat   La carne

anchovy la anchoa
beef la carne
chicken el pollo
fish el pescado
ham el jamón
lamb el cordero
pork el cerdo
rabbit el conejo
roast beef el rosbif
sausage la salchicha
steak el biftec
turkey el pavo
veal la ternera

Dessert   El postre

cake el pastel
candy el dulce
cheese el queso
chocolate el chocolate
cookie la galleta
custard las natillas
fruit la fruta
ice cream el helado
pie la tarta
vanilla la vainilla

Et cetera

bread el pan
fries las (patatas) fritas
jam la mermelada
mayonnaise la mayonesa
mustard la mostaza
omelet la tortilla (in Spain)
pepper la pimienta
rice el arroz
salt la sal
sugar el azúcar
toast el pan tostado

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