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"Almuerzo" is a noun which is often translated as "lunch", and "merienda" is a noun which is often translated as "snack". Learn more about the difference between "almuerzo" and "merienda" below.
almuerzo(
ahl
-
mwehr
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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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merienda(
meh
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ryehn
-
dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (light meal)
a. snack
Normalmente como una merienda en algún momento entre el almuerzo y la cena.I usually eat a snack at some point between lunch and dinner.
b. tea (United Kingdom)
¿Por qué no nos reunimos para tomar una merienda a eso de las tres?Why don't we meet up for tea around three o'clock?
2. (evening meal)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
a. supper
Sus padres han decidido organizar una merienda en su casa para celebrar su graduación.Her parents have decided to host a supper at their house to celebrate her graduation.
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