Passover

Spanish Passover vocabulary
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Celebratory Spanish Vocabulary

The Jewish festival of Passover lasts for seven or eight days sometime in March or April. The dates vary because this holiday is not based on the Gregorian calendar, aka solar calendar. Passover begins on the 15th of Nisan, the first month in the Hebrew calendar.

In 2019, Passover begins 19 April, 2020 it will begin on 8 April. Here’s some Spanish vocabulary to help you celebrate this Jewish celebration of freedom.*

Passover   la Pascua judía
Easter   la Pascua
spring   la primavera
     
exodus   el éxodo
freedom   la libertad
Messiah   el mesías
prayer   la oración
prophet   el profeta
rabbi   el rabino
slavery   la esclavitud
story   una historia, un cuento
yarmulke   el yarmulke
     
bitter herbs   las hierbas amargas
brisket   el pecho de res
carrot   la zanahoria
charoset   el charoset (una masa dulce que simboliza la argamasa)
Gefilte fish   el pescado relleno
grape juice   el jugo de uva
horseradish   la salsa de rábano picante
kosher   kosher
lettuce   la lechuga, la ensalada
matzo ball   una bola de matzah
nuts   las nueces
orange   una naranja
parsley   el perejil
potato   una papa, una patata
prune   una ciruela pasa
roast chicken   el pollo al horno
roasted egg   un huevo asado
shankbone   un hueso de la caña
spices   las especias
sweet potato   el boniato, el camote
unleavened bread   el pan ázimo
el pan sin levadura
wine   el vino
     
to bless   bendecir
to eat   comer
to pray   rezar
to symbolize   simbolizar
to tell (a story)   contar (una historia)

* I am not Jewish, so I’ve collected this information from various resources. If there are any mistakes or major omissions, please let me know and I’ll be happy to fix them.

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Spanish Passover vocabulary