Quick answer
"Food" is a noun which is often translated as "la comida", and "meals" is a noun which is also often translated as "la comida". Learn more about the difference between "food" and "meals" below.
food(
fud
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (things to eat in general)
a. la comida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's your favorite food? Mine is pizza.¿Cuál es tu comida favorita? La mía es la pizza.
2. (specific food item)
a. el alimento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.La espinaca es uno de los alimentos más saludables que se puede comer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to food)
a. alimentario
All food additives are listed on the product packaging.En el envase del producto figura una lista de todos los aditivos alimentarios.
b. alimenticio
The food value of fruit like bananas and oranges is unquestionable.El valor alimenticio de frutas como el plátano y la naranja es incuestionable.
c. trófico
These toxic substances have a negative impact on the food chain, which can directly or indirectly affect humans.Estas sustancias tóxicas tienen un impacto negativo en la cadena trófica, lo que puede afectar directa o indirectamente a los seres humanos.
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meal(
mil
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (eating time)
a. la comida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.El desayuno es la comida más importante del día.
2. (serving of food)
a. el plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We offer light meals, such as soups or salads.Ofrecemos platos ligeros, como sopas o ensaladas.
3. (culinary)
a. la harina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of oats or corn)
Add meal to thicken the sauce.Añade harina para espesar la salsa.
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