Archives for category: La Comida Española


In part 3 of La Comida Española we’ll be looking at fruit. I’ve had a few people say to me how I’ve missed quite a few things out on my lists, so I’d just like to point out that I am by no means providing a comprehensive list in each post, but rather providing the words that you might not know so that you can expand on what you already know. So here’s the list for today:


  • arándano – blueberry
  • cereza – cherry
  • ciruela – plum
  • ciruela seca – prune
  • coco – coconut
  • dátiles – dates
  • higos – figs
  • lima – lime
  • mora – blackberry
  • pasas – raisins
  • ruibarbo – rhubarb
  • sandia – watermelon

Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Hasta pronto.


Hola otra vez,

Time for the second part in my Spanish cuisine posts. Today we’ll be looking at Spanish words for meat. For some reason it took me ages to get my head around the names for the different types of meat, but hopefully you’ll pick it up a lot quicker than I did!


  • carne de res – beef
  • cordero – lamb
  • cerdo – pork
  • ternera – veal
  • cochinillo – suckling pig
  • costillas – ribs
  • chuleta – pork chop
  • lomo – steak/fillet
  • conejo – rabbit
  • ganso – goose
  • pato – duck
  • pavo – turkey

If you know of any more words  don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know.

Nos vemos pronto.

Vale, time for my first Spanish learning post!

I’m off to Spain next week so I thought I’d better brush up on the minefield that is Spanish cuisine. I’ve put together a list of food related vocabulary and phrases that I aim to learn before my trip. Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of this vocabulary focusing on a different area of Spanish food in each post. Today I’ll start with something that Spain is particularly famous for: seafood.


  • almejas – clams
  • anchoas – anchovies
  • anguilla – eel
  • bacalao – cod
  • caballa – mackerel
  • calamares – squid
  • cangrejo – crab
  • cigala – crayfish
  • langosta – lobster
  • mejillones – mussels
  • merluza – hake
  • ostras – oysters
  • pulpo – octopus
  • rape – monkfist
  • raya – skate
  • sardinas – sardines
  • trucha – trout

Can you think of any more? Leave a comment and let me know.

Hasta prontito.