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"Desayuno" is a noun which is often translated as "breakfast", and "almuerzo" is a noun which is often translated as "lunch". Learn more about the difference between "desayuno" and "almuerzo" below.
desayuno(
dehs
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ah
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yoo
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (morning meal)
a. breakfast
El desayuno es la comida más importante del día.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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almuerzo(
ahl
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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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