Today we’ll learn the words for some common foods. Listen to today’s show here:


Today’s words and phrases:

un bocadillo (m) – “a sandwich”
una ensalada (f) “a salad”
el jamón (m) – “(the) ham”
el queso (m) – “(the) cheese”
el pollo (m) – “(the) chicken”
el pescado (m) – “(the) fish”

Note that the words above (jamón, queso, pollo and pescado) are all masculine words, so the word for “the” is el. It always helps to learn the gender of words when you learn the word. Remember that by following @learnspanish on Twitter, you can learn Spanish in 140-character lessons linked to these audio programmes.

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    2 replies to "TwitterLearn Spanish – Season 1 – Day 17"

    • Andy de Ronda

      Other useful words are;

      Serranito – a small bread roll filled with a pork fillet, jamón serrano, tomato, and fried green pepper
      filetito – a small bread roll with a port fillet and jamón

    • Alex Learns Spanish

      Here in the southwest, you can order a “torta” and get a sandwich on a french roll. I know it translates to “cake”, but that’s the reality. Can you explain this?

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