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A1 Level. Commenting on food in Spanish

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Hola chicos y chicas, one thing that is always popular worldwide is good food!. What do you enjoy eating at home? When you go out to eat, do you order your favorite food? How do you comment about the food? We recently learned about the definite article using as example food vocabulary. Join us today to continue learning about this topic, but in this case using popular adjective that we use to describe or comment on food. ¿Estás listo(a)?. Let's take a look to these examples. 

To ask your friend about meals and food, say:

- ¿Qué tomas para el desayuno? What do you have for breakfast?

- A veces tomo un vaso de jugo y un poco de pan. ¡No me gusta el cereal para nada!.

-... para el almuerzo? ...for lunch?

-Por lo general tomo un sándwich, una manzana y un vaso de leche. Generally I have a sandwich, an apple, and a glass of milk.

-Tengo sed. ¿Qué hay para tomar?

- Hay jugo, refresco y agua. ¿Qué prefieres? What do you prefer?

The verb encantar and indirect object pronouns

The verb encantar (to really like; to love) works just like the verb gustar.


Me gusta la leche, pero me encanta el jugo de naranja.

Nos encantan los plátanos.

A Juan y Sara les encantan los sándwiches.

The pronouns me, te, le, nos, les, in front of the verbs above are called indirect object pronouns, which generally tell to whom or for whom. In this case, they tell to whom something is pleasing.


Te gusta la leche, ¿verdad? Milk is pleasing to you, right?

Remember to use the definite article with encantar o gustar when you are saying that you like something in general.


Me encanta el jugo de naranja. I love orange juice.

Commenting on food

The verb estar is often used to talk about specific things taste, look, or feel.


Los camarones están ricos. The shrimp are (taste) delicious.

Ser which also means to be, is used to tell what something is like, or to talk about the general nature of things.


Los camarones son ricos. Shrimp are delicious.

Food Preference

When we go out to eat, it's important to let people know if we have an allergy or if we prefer to eat in a very specific way. Here you can see some examples:


Let's practice

Listening Activity No. 1: Commenting on food.

In this video with subtitles, you are going to see, in context, how people comments on food vocabulary in Spanish. Food you hate!

Audiovisual comprehension to practice oral and written expression. No. 2: La lista de la compra: vídeo con subtítulos.

In this video we are going to see María and her mother preparing a shopping list. We will discover very interesting vocabulary and some very useful grammar resources. You have to watch the video two or three times, repeat the sentences a lot to memorize them and work on the pronunciation. It is also good to make a list of the new vocabulary that appears in the video. Finally, you can practice with the activities below, to make sure you have learned everything.


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