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"Almuerzo" is a noun which is often translated as "lunch", and "la cena" is a phrase which is often translated as "dinner". Learn more about the difference between "almuerzo" and "la cena" below.
almuerzo(
ahl
-
mwehr
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (midday meal)
a. lunch
Mi almuerzo se compone de pizza y café.My lunch consists of pizza and coffee.
2. (mid-morning meal)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. mid-morning snack
¿Tomar el almuerzo te ayuda con tu objetivo de perder peso?Does a mid-morning snack help your weight-loss goals?
b. elevenses
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Siempre tomo un té y un panecillo durante el almuerzo.I always have tea and a biscuit for elevenses.
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la cena(
lah
 
seh
-
nah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. dinner
¿Quién va a hacer la cena esta noche? - Yo no, yo la hice ayer.Who's going to make dinner this evening? - Not me, I made it yesterday.
b. supper
La cena está lista. Pongan la mesa, por favor.Supper is ready. Set the table, please.
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