Hi English/Spanish Learners! Ayleen here, your teacher from wespeakidiomas.com
In today’s episode Chris and I talk about condiments around the world. Not only will this episode help you improve your listening skills, but it will also help you learn a few new words since we’ll be using different words to describe condiments and sauces in English and Spanish.
Episode 4: Condiments around the world – Condimentos alrededor del mundo
We discussed different types of sauces:
- Brown sauce
- Apple sauce
- Cranberry sauce
- Mint sauce
- Soy sauce
- Chilli sauce
- Sweet and sour sauce
In this podcast Chris used different adjectives to describes sauces:
|Word in English||Definition in English||Spanish translation|
|thick||almost solid, and therefore flowing very slowly, or not flowing at all||espeso|
|mild||not very strong or hot-tasting||suave|
|smooth||a liquid mixture that is smooth has no big pieces in it OPP lumpy||sin grumos|
|spicy||food that is spicy has a pleasantly strong taste, and gives you a pleasant burning feeling in your mouth SYN hot||picante|
I used a couple of words that might be new for you:
|Word in Spanish||Definition in Spanish||English translation|
|empalagoso||demasiado dulce (no en un buen sentido)||overly sweet|
|paladar||gusto con que se percibe el sabor de los alimentos||palate|
|arándano rojo||arbusto de la familia de las ericáceas que mide entre 10 y 40 cm de altura, con hojas alternas, aovadas y aserradas, flores solitarias de color blanco verdoso o rosado y frutos en bayas negruzcas o azuladas||cranberry|
|icónico||representativo de la cultura||iconic|
These are the condiments in Thailand I mentioned in the podcast.
The one on the left corner is known as chilli flakes. Next to it, you can see the white sugar. At the front, fish sauce and chili and vinegar and chili.
Oh! and of course, the peanuts!
Then I asked Chris a question he didn’t understand:
- ¿A qué crees que se deba eso? ó ¿cuál crees que sea el motivo por el que…? The translation to English is very simple, Why do you think…?
Now you know different words in English and Spanish to describe your favorite sauce!
By the way, what’s your favorite sauce?