Acción de gracias: Vocabulary to identify your food in Spanish!

¡Que llega el pavo!
By esbepa

It’s that time of year again, and hopefully we will survive the family reunion. This is the most popular celebration in the U.S. No shopping involved, just food! Yep, black Friday looming, but if you are wise, you will sit with your family and enjoy them, instead of running to the mall at 4:00 am the next day, still digesting the meal.

So, what is the meal? Here we have the most useful words if you decide to practice your language skills at the table. Maybe to impress your family or just for the sake of knowing what you are eating in Spanish!

Here we go:

Turkey: Pavo, guajalote (Mex), jalote, chopime.

Cranberry: Arandano rojo.

Squash: Calabaza, cucubitácea.

Yam: Ñame, batata, boniato.

Pumpkin pie: Pastel (o la tarta) de calabaza.

Mashed potatoes: Puré de patatas, papas.

Stuffing: Relleno.

Gravy: Salsa de carne.

Leftovers: Sobras, restos.

Speaking of leftovers, if you have any, try making paella. Try Fernanda Beccaglia‘s The Remains of the Big Day: Turkey Paella recipe featured in Mamiverse food.

¡ Felíz Dia de Acción de Gracias!


About Casa Hispana

Casa Hispana brings the study of Spanish to life. Since 1985, we have provided a warm atmosphere where our instructors foster students to confidently absorb and apply the language. Casa Hispana teaches only Spanish. All of our instructors are native speakers with backgrounds in Education. Their skills and experience, along with our method, make it easier for you to learn in a fully Spanish atmosphere, and to express yourself with ease and confidence from the very first day.
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