Today's WOTD is: "merienda" = afternoon snack
1. In Spanish, “merienda” is a feminine noun of Latin origin commonly used to refer to a light afternoon snack.
- Es la hora de la merienda (it is time for an afternoon snack);
2. A related word is the masculine noun “merendero” which is commonly used to refer to:
- An open air eating place/ picnic area
- Comimos en un merendero en un lugar muy pintoresco (we ate in a picnic area in a very picturesque place);
- An open air/ outdoor bar/ restaurant (usually on the beach);
- En la playa hay un merendero que nos gusta mucho (there is a bar/ restaurant on the beach we really like);
3. A related verb/ action word is “merendar” which means to have/ to take an afternoon snack.
- Los niños merendaron a las cinco (the kids had their afternoon snack at five);
4. The verb/ action word “merendarse” is often used to refer to easily winning a competition or dispute (to walk over/ to thrash the opposition).
- Esos se meriendan a cualquier equipo que se le ponga por delante (those will walk over any team in their way);
5. Some expressions with the word “merienda” are:
- Comer la merienda (to have/ eat a light afternoon snack);
- Los niños comieron la merienda a las cinco (the kids ate their afternoon snack at five);
- Juntar meriendas (to join forces);
- ¿Que te parece si juntamos meriendas? (what about joining forces?);
- Preparar la merienda (to make an afternoon snack);
- Mamá, prepárame la merienda (mum, make my afternoon snack);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "merienda" in the YouTube clip: Pocoyo 2x33 Una merienda misteriosa
For more on the word "merienda", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Merienda
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “merienda” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
This is another Free online Spanish lesson from Love-Spanish.com. We conduct Spanish lessons online on a wide range of topics using the latest video conferencing faciliafternoon snacks. Online lessons are the ideal way to improve listening and speaking skills. For more details on our lessons online and how to book them, please visit:
For more Free Spanish:
Follow us on:© Copyright 2013 Love-Spanish.com. by Jose M González. All Rights Reserved.