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Los alimentos

 
   
Please note:  Printing this page would require an enormous amount of paper.  If you need to see something in print, I suggest you copy and paste a selection into a document and then print.  

First, review the list that follows.  If you do not have this list written down somewhere, now would be a good time to copy it.  Of course this list is not complete- that would take forever to create and learn.  It is fairly extensive, however, and you should be able to at least start conversing about your eating habits.

el agua- water; el arroz- rice; la banana- banana; el bistec (biftec) - steak; el bocadillo- sandwich or small snack; el brécol- broccoli; el café- coffee; la calabaza- squash or pumpkin; el caramelo- candy bar; la carne de cerdo- "meat of pig"(pork); la carne de vaca- "meat of cow" (beef); la cebolla - onion; el cereal - cereal; las cerezas- cherries; la cerveza- beer; el coliflor- cauliflower; el dónut- doughnut; los dulces- sweets, candy; la ensalada- salad; los fideos- noodles; los frijoles- (dried) beans; la galleta- cookie, cracker; los guisantes- peas; las habichuelas- green beans; la hamburguesa (con queso)- hamburger (cheeseburger);  el helado- ice cream; los huevos- eggs; el jamón- ham; jugo (el zumo) - juice; el jugo de...(manzana, naranja, etc.) - (apple, orange, etc.) juice; la langosta (del mar) - lobster;  la leche- milk; la lechuga- lettuce; la limonada - lemonade; el maíz- corn; la mantequilla- butter; la mantequilla de cacahuate- peanut butter; la manzana- apple; el melocotón- peach; el melón- melon;  la naranja- orange; el pan- bread; el panecillo- roll; las papas fritas- french fries or chips; la pasta (las pastas)- pasta, noodles; el pastel- pie or cake; la patata (las papas)- potato(es);  el pavo - turkey; el pepino- cucumber; el pescado - fish (for a meal, the live animal is a "pez"); la pimienta - pepper (seasoning); el pimiento - pepper (the vegetable);el plátano - plantain, banana;  el pollo - chicken; el queso- cheese; el refresco (la gaseosa)- soft drink, soda; el rosbif- roast beef; la sal - salt;  la sandía - watermelon; el sándwich- sandwich; la sopa - soup; la tarta- pie, tart; el té - tea; el tocino - bacon; el tomate- tomato; la toronja - grapefruit; la tortilla- tortilla (Learn the difference betweeen an Maerican and a Spanish tortilla.  Tell someone.  Spread the knowledge.); la torta - cake; la tostada- toast; las uvas- grapes; el vino - wine (el vino tinto= red wine, el vino blanco = white wine); el yogur - yogurt; la zanahoria - carrot



Now that you have the list, what can you do with it?  The object is to learn the vocabulary, and the best way to do that is by using it.  So let's get started.

Make flash cards and do some flash card learning/studying activities (as described on the vocabulary index page).

Do the following activities- designed to help you use- and therefore learn- how to talk about the foods you like.

The following lists can be written, or you can categorize them, using flashcards.



Can you identify the following pictures?  See which ones you know.  On a sheet of paper, write the numbers of the ones you do not know or get wrong.  This will help you determine what you still have yet to learn.  Click on the picture to see if you are correct.
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Answer the following questions in complete Spanish sentences:
Talking and writing about your eating habits
First of all, you can use three basic verbs when talking about consumption.  Pay close attention to using the correct form- subject and tense agreement. When communicating, be sure to be as accurate in terms of structure as you can be.  Answer these questions using the correct forms of the verbs above- pay attention to the tense. Now try to answer these the same way, without help: Sometimes you have to just use the infinitive, too.  What do you like to drink with supper?  I like to drink milk. > ¿Qué te gusta beber con la cena?  Me gusta beber la leche.  Practice this by copying the phrases and completing the sentences. Other basic words you should know:
¡Conversemos!

Click on the numbers to hear a question.  Respond to it- speaking is preferable, or you can write your answers.  Practice using the language!


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Mini-projects:



Picture answers:

1. brécol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. café
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3. pescado
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. gaseosa, refresco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. zanahorias
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6. patata, papa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. helado
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8. vino
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9. pavo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.  huevos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11. fresas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

12. maíz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

13. habichuelas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14. uvas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15. manzana
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16. rosbif
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17. naranjas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18. sandía
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

19.  langosta (del mar)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

20. pimientos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21. leche
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22. cebolla
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

23. cereal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

24. frijoles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

25. hamburguesa con queso
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26. jamón
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27. jugo de naranja
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

28. lechuga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29. pollo (frito)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

30. queso
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

31.  té
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

32. sal y pimienta