Spanish people usually eat much later than other Europeans, with lunch normally being eaten between 14:00 and 16:00 and dinner between 21:00 and 23:00. People in Barcelona tend to eat dinner around an hour earlier than those in Madrid, while in tourist resorts dinner is usually served from 19:00 or 20:00.
Here is some useful vocabulary to talk about meals.
|la cena||evening meal|
|la merienda||afternoon snack|
Here are some useful verbs to talk about food.
|almorzar||to have lunch|
|cenar||to have dinner|
|desayunar||to have breakfast|
|merendar||to have an afternoon snack|
|tener hambre/sed||to be hungry/thirsty|
Translate the following information about meal times into English.
La comida más grande del día es el almuerzo, que es normalmente entre las dos y las tres de la tarde. Hay un primer plato, por ejemplo una sopa, una ensalada o unas verduras, un segundo plato con carne o pescado y luego un postre.
The biggest meal of the day is lunch, which is normally between two and three in the afternoon. There is a starter, for example a soup, salad or vegetables, a main course with meat or fish and then a dessert.