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Food and Drink in Spanish

In this lesson provided by Edvog.com you will improve your Spanish vocabulary with food and beverages names. If you want to order foods and drinks in Spanish, this lesson can help you a lot. Here you will find pronunciation tips, common words and phrases, examples and other useful resources that will make the learning process fun and easy. If you want to learn the Spanish names for some of the most commonly found fruits and vegetables we recommend you the following lesson Fruits and Vegetables in Spanish

Food in Spanish

In the table below we provide English to Spanish translations for some of the most common foods, the pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English Spanish Pronunciation
bacon el tocino ayl tosino
barbecue la barbacoa lah bar-bah-koa
beef la carne de vacuno lah kahrnay day vah-koo-noh
bread el pan ayl pahn
butter la mantequilla lah man-tay-kee-eeah
cake la torta lah tor-tah
cheese el queso ayl kay-soh
chicken el pollo ayl poh-eeoh
chocolate el chocolate ayl cho-koh-lah-tay
crab el cangrejo ayl kahn-gray-ho
duck el pato ayl pah-toh
egg el huevo ayl oo-ayvoh
fish el pescado ayl pays-kah-doh
goose el ganso ayl gahn-soh
ham el jamón ayl hah-mon
honey la miel lah mee-ayl
ice cream el helado ayl aylah-doh
jam el atasco ayl ah-tah-sko
lamb el cordero ayl kor-dayroh
meat la carne lah kar-nay
menu el menú ayl may-noo
pie el pastel ayl pass-tayl
pork la carne de cerdo lah kar-nay day seer-doh
poultry las aves de corral las ah-vays day kor-ral
rice el arroz ayl ah-ross
roast el asado ayl as-ah-doh
salad la ensalada lah ayn-sah-lah-dah
sausage la salchicha lah sal-chee-cha
seafood los mariscos los mahree-skos
soup la sopa lah soh-pah
steak el filete ayl fee-leh-tay
sugar el azúcar ayl asoo-kar
turkey el pavo ayl pah-voh
veal la ternera lah tayr-nayra
Drinks in Spanish

In the table below we provide English to Spanish translations for some of the most common drinks, the pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English Spanish Pronunciation
alcohol el alcohol ayl alkoh-ol
beer la cerveza lah sayr-vay-sah
coffee el café ayl kah-fay
juice el jugo ayl hoo-goh
milk la leche lah lay-chay
soft drink el refresco ayl ray-frays-koh
tea el té ayl tay
water el agua ayl ah-goo-ah
wine el vino ayl bee-noh
decaf coffee café descafeinado kah-fay des-kah-fay-ee-nah-doh
hot chocolate chocolate caliente cho-koh-lah-tay kah-lee-ayn-tay
non-alcoholic no alcohólico no alkoh-olee-koh
red wine vino rojo bee-noh roh-ho
white wine vino blanco bee-noh blahn-koh
Food and Drink: Related Spanish Words

If you want to go out to eat or to cook a meal in a place where you need to speak Spanish, the food and beverages vocabulary learned until now may not be enough, this is why we have put together a list of words that may come in handy in conversations related to foods and beverages. The pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English Spanish Pronunciation
baked cocido al horno koh-see-doh al ornoh
breakfast el desayuno ayl dehsah-you-no
boiled hervido ehrvee-doh
bottle la botella lah boh-tay-eeah
Check please! ¡La cuenta por favor! lah kooehntah por fahvor
cold frío freeoh
diet la dieta lah dee-ay-tah
dinner la cena lah say-nah
dishes los platos los plah-tos
fork el tenedor ayl tay-nay-dor
fried frito free-toh
glass el vidrio ayl bee-dreeoh
home made hecho en casa ehcho ayn kah-sah
hot caliente kah-lee-ayn-tay
ice el hielo ayl ee-ay-loh
knife el cuchillo ayl koo-ci-eeoh
lunch el almuerzo ayl al-moo-ayr-so
mustard la mostaza lah mos-tah-sah
napkin la compresa lah kom-pray-sah
oil el aceite ayl ah-see-tay
pepper la pimienta lah peemee-ayntah
plate el plato ayl plah-to
salt la sal lah sal
silverware los cubiertos los koo-bee-ayr-tos
smoked ahumado aoomahdoh
snack la merienda lah may-ree-ayn-dah
spicy picante peekahn-tay
spoon la cuchara lah koo-cha-rah
steamed al vapor al vah-por
table la mesa lah may-sah
taste el gusto ayl goo-sto
tasty delicioso day-lee-see-ohsoh
vinegar el vinagre ayl vee-nah-gray
waiter el camarero ayl kah-ma-ray-roh
waitress la camarera lah kah-ma-ray-rah
to pay a pagar ah pah-gar

Important! Because some Spanish sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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