Why It Matters: ¿Cuál es tu comida favorita?

Have you ever wondered how to say your favorite foods in Spanish? Some words in Spanish like espaguetis is very close to the English word spaghetti. Some food words in Spanish are unrelated such as repollo which is cabbage. Pollo means chicken and as we know, cabbage and chicken are unrelated. In this module, you will learn vocabulary woods concerning food.

Here are some songs to whet your appetite for the module ahead.  What do they have in common?

El Gran Combo — Arroz con habichuela
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican salsa orchestra based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, it is often considered Puerto Rico’s most successful musical group, and is considered “the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed”.

You can view the transcript for “Arroz con Habichuela” here (opens in new window).

The Joe Cuba Sextet — La tortilla
Joe Cuba (April 22, 1931 – February 15, 2009), was an American conga drummer of Puerto Rican descent widely regarded as the “Father of Latin Boogaloo”.

You can view the transcript for “La tortilla” here (opens in new window).

Casi Creativo — Come vegetales
This one speaks for itself.

You can view the transcript for “Come vegetales” here (opens in new window).