¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar unas expresiones españolas relacionadas con la comida. Today we will practice some useful Spanish expressions related to eating.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

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¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar unas expresiones españolas relacionadas con la comida. Today we will practice some useful Spanish expressions related to eating.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 38

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1. First, let´s see if you know what these Spanish expressions mean:

Comer como una lima Ponerse morado Ser un/a glotón/a Hacer ascos Esta comida no me dice nada Comer a la fuerza

2. Next, please tell me the expressions in Spanish to say the following:

To eat a lot To be a big eater To eat very little To have qualms about something/to turn your nose up at something Certain food is nothing special to me

3. Can you understand these sentences in Spanish?:

María me ha dicho que su hijo come como un pajarito. Mi hermano tiene un estómago sin fondo. Yo no le hago ascos a nada. Me voy a poner las botas. Hoy hemos ido a un restaurante y nos hemos puesto morados. A mí esta comida no me dice nada.

4. Finally, please translate the following sentences from English to Spanish using the Spanish eating expressions you have learned:

My son eats a lot. When I arrive home, I always eat a lot. Chocolate is nothing special to me. Yesterday I ate a lot. Forcing to eat is not good. When I was young I used to eat very little.

Bueno, pues esto es todo por hoy.

As you see, in Spanish we have quite a few expressions related to food and eating. To practice these, create sentences about yourself, your relatives or people you know using these expressions. Like this you will remember them a lot better. Also make sure you try them out when you are speaking with native speakers.

¡Hasta pronto!

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Answers:

1. To eat a lot To eat a lot To be a glutton To dislike certain food (A food) is/are nothing special to me To force eat/Force-feed

2. Ponerse como el quico / ponerse las botas Tener un estómago sin fondo Comer como un pajarito Tener o hacer remilgos A mí, (a food) ni fu ni fa

3. María told me that her son eats very little. My brother is a big eater. I don´t dislike anything. I am going to eat a lot. Today we went to a restaurant and we ate a lot. This food is nothing special to me.

4. Possible answers: Mi hijo come como una lima. Cuando llego a casa, siempre me pongo morado. A mí, el chocolate ni fu ni fa. Ayer me puse como el quico. No es bueno hacer comer a la fuerza. Cuando era pequeño comía como un pajarito.

Authors: Laura