Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Today's WOTD is: "desayuno" = breakfast

In Spanish, “desayuno” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means breakfast.

A related Spanish action word/ verb is “desayunar” and it means to have breakfast.

Some expressions with the word “desayuno” are:
  • Al desayuno (at breakfast time);
  • Bufé/bufet* del desayuno (breakfast buffet);
  • Desayuno a la carta (a la carte breakfast);
  • Desayuno bufé/ bufet* (buffet breakfast);
  • Desayuno de tenedor** (substantial breakfast/ brunch);
  • Desayuno de trabajo (work breakfast);
  • Desayuno incluido (breakfast included);
  • Habitación con desayuno (bed with breakfast included/ bed and breakfast/ B&B);
  • Para desayunar (for breakfast);
  • Para el desayuno (for breakfast);
  • Preparar el desayuno (to make/ prepare/ cook breakfast);
  • Tomar el desayuno (to have breakfast);
  • Tomar un desayuno (to have breakfast);

*NB It may be spelled either way, “bufé” or “bufet
**NB See the post on the word “tenedor

Some examples of the use of the word "desayuno" and related word are:
  • El desayuno es la primera comida del día (breakfast is the first meal of the day);
  • ¿A que hora desayunamos? (at what time shall we have breakfast?);
  • Me gusta tomar cereales al desayuno (I like having cereals at breakfast time);
  • El bufé/ bufet del desayuno está muy bien (the breakfast buffet is very good);
  • También disponemos de desayuno a la carta (we also have an a la carte breakfast);
  • También disponemos de desayuno bufé/ bufet (we also have a buffet breakfast);
  • El desayuno de tenedor es una de las especialidades de la casa (a substantial breakfast/ brunch is the house's speciality);
  • Mañana a las nueve tenemos un desayuno de trabajo (we have a work breakfast scheduled for tomorrow at nine);
  • Usted quería una habitación con desayuno incluido, ¿verdad? (you wanted a room with breakfast included, didn't you?);
  • Hoy me apetecen huevos fritos para desayunar (today I feel like having fried eggs for breakfast);
  • Me gusta tomar cereales para el desayuno (I like having cereals for breakfast time);
  • ¿Quién prepara el desayuno? (who is making/ preparing/ cooking breakfast?);
  • Quería una habitación con desayuno (I would like a room with breakfast included/ I would like B&B);
  • Primero vamos a tomar el desayuno, ¿verdad? (we are going to have breakfast first, aren't we?);
  • Primero vamos a tomar un desayuno, ¿verdad? (we are going to have breakfast first, aren't we?); loves the word "desayuno" in the YouTube clip: Abeja-El desayuno

For more on the word "desayuno", visit: Desayuno

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “desayuno” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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