Passover

Celebratory Spanish Vocabulary

Spanish Passover vocabulary
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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 2022, Passover begins on 15 April; in 2022 it will begin on 5 April. Here’s some French 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
matzoh 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