Sunday, 1 December 2013

Almuerzo

Today's WOTD is: "almuerzo" = lunch

In Spanish, “almuerzo” is a masculine noun of mixed Arabic and Latin origin commonly used to refer to a lunch*.



*NB It should be noted that some times, the noun "almuerzo" is also used to refer to a mid-morning meal (brunch/ elevenses);




The related Spanish action word/ verb “almorzarmeans to have lunch.

Some expressions with the word “almuerzo” or “almorzar” are:
  • Al almuerzo (at lunch time)
  • Para almorzar (for lunch);
  • Para el almuerzo (for lunch);
  • Preparar el almuerzo (to make/ prepare/ cook lunch);


Some examples of the use of the word "almuerzo" are:
  • El almuerzo duró una hora (lunch lasted one hour);
  • Almorzamos en un restaurante que queda bastante cerca de mi casa (we had lunch in a restaurant quite near home);
  • Al almuerzo suelo tomar un vaso de vino (at lunch time I often have a glass of wine)
  • Hoy me apetece la merluza a la plancha para almorzar (today I feel like having hake on the griddle for lunch);
  • Hoy me apetece la merluza a la plancha para el almuerzo (today I feel like having hake on the griddle for lunch);
  • ¿Quién prepara el almuerzo? (who is making/ preparing/ cooking lunch?);


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "almuerzo" in the YouTube clip: moto almuerzo,casillas , los lobos

For more on the word "almuerzo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Almuerzo*

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

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