feminine noun
1. (table talk) 
Recuerdo las largas sobremesas de los domingos en casa de mis abuelos.I remember the Sunday after-dinner conversations that would go on forever at my grandparents' house.
b. no direct translation 
Hoy no me podré quedar de sobremesa, tengo que volver a la oficina.Today I won't be able to stay chatting with you after lunch. I have to go back to the office.
La sobremesa se alargó hasta bien entrada la tarde.We were sitting around the table talking well into the evening.
2. (table cover) 
Tendré que poner a lavar la sobremesa; tiene una mancha de vino tinto.I'll have to wash the tablecloth; it has a red wine stain on it.
3. (television) 
a. afternoon 
Ese canal pone un documental de animales todas las sobremesas.That channel shows a wildlife documentary every afternoon.
La nueva serie será retransmitida en la sobremesa de los lunes.The new series will be shown in the Monday afternoon slot.
1. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
quedarse de sobremesato stay at the table
la programación de sobremesaafternoon TV (programs)
1 (después de comer) sitting on after a meal
estar de sobremesa to sit round the table after lunch/dinner; conversación de sobremesa table talk; charla de sobremesa after-dinner speech; orador de sobremesa after-dinner speaker; programa de sobremesa (TV) afternoon programme; un cigarro de sobremesa an after-lunch/dinner cigar; hablaremos de eso en la sobremesa we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner
lámpara de sobremesa table lamp; ordenador de sobremesa desktop computer
3 (mantel) table cover; tablecloth
4 (postre) dessert
After the main meal of the day, which usually takes place at around 2 or 3 p.m., the Spanish have traditionally lingered on at table drinking coffee and either chatting or watching TV before returning to work later in the afternoon. If they have more time, they may even have a liqueur or play cards. While estar de sobremesa is also occasionally applied to the period after the evening meal, it is more usually taken to mean after lunch, and the sobremesa time band used in TV programme listings applies only to between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m.
Phrases with "sobremesa"
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lo que es la sobremesa
what after-dinner conversation is
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