In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alimentos)foodgastamos mucho en comida — we spend a lot on food
- ¿te gusta la comida china? — do you like Chinese food / cooking?
- comida para perros/gatos — dog/cat food
2.1(ocasión en que se come)mealhago tres comidas al día — I have / eat three meals a day
- come mucho pan con la comida — she eats a lot of bread with her meals / food
- aquí la comida fuerte es la del mediodía — here the main meal is at midday
2.2(menú, platos)fooden este bar no sirven comidas — they don't do meals in this bar British
- está haciendo / preparando la comida — he's getting the food ready / cooking the food
3.1Spain, Mexico (almuerzo)lunchdinner British
3.2Latin America (cena)dinnersupper(en algunas regiones del Reino Unido) tea
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