Friday, 13 December 2013

Cena

Today's WOTD is: "cena" = supper

1. In Spanish, “cena” is a feminine noun of Latin origin commonly used to refer to supper/ dinner/ evening meal.



  • La cena suele ser la última comida del día (supper tends to be the last meal of the day);

2 . A related word is the Spanish action word/ verb “cenar” which means to dine/ to have supper/ dinner.
  • Anoche cenamos con unos amigos (last night we had supper/ dined with some friends);

3. Some expressions with the word “cena” or “cenar” are:

  • Cena de fin de año (year-end dinner);
    • La semana que viene tenemos la cena de fin de año (next week we have our year-end dinner);
  • Cena de gala (gala dinner)
    • Anoche asistimos a una cena de gala (last night we went to a gala dinner);
  • Cena de Nochebuena (Christmas Eve dinner/ supper) -link to post 'nochebuena'
    • El 24 de diciembre se celebra la cena de Nochebuena (the Christmas Eve supper takes place on the 24th of December);
  • Cena de Nochevieja (New Year's Eve dinner/ supper) -link to post 'nochevieja'
    • El 31 de diciembre se celebra la cena de Nochevieja (the New Year's Eve supper takes place on the 31st of December);
  • La última cena (the Last Supper -Jesus and his apostles);
    • La última cena es el famoso cuadro de Leonardo da Vinci (the Last Supper is the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci);
  • Para cenar (for supper/ dinner);
    • Para cenar hoy tenemos algo leve (tonight we have something light for supper);
  • Para la cena (for supper/ dinner);
    • Para la cena hoy tenemos algo leve (tonight we have something light for supper);
  • Preparar la cena (to prepare/ to cook/ to make supper/ dinner);
    • Hoy preparas la cena tú, ¿verdad? (tonight you are cooking supper, aren't you?);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "cena" in the YouTube clip: Cachureos 95- Yo No Me Baño Despues de Cenar

For more on the word "cena", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Cena

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

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