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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I'm Gina.
Lucia: And I'm Lucia!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class Essential Spanish Vocabulary, Lesson 2! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five popular Peruvian foods, hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SpanishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Lucia, what’s our first word?
Lucia: ceviche
Gina: “ceviche”
Lucia: [slow] ceviche [regular] ceviche
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: ceviche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Ceviche is raw fish cooked with lemon, sliced onions, chili peppers, and salt accompanied with Peruvian corn and sweet potato. It’s very popular in summer and it’s also served at all beach restaurants. Usually if you want to eat ceviche you would have to go to a cevicheria which is the name for Peruvian seafood restaurants.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] En los mercados populares puedes encontrar ambulantes vendiendo ceviche en vaso.
Gina: “In popular markets you can find street vendors selling ceviche in disposable cups.”
Lucia: [slow] En los mercados populares puedes encontrar ambulantes vendiendo ceviche en vaso.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: pachamanca
Gina: “pachamanca, a meat dish marinated in spices”
Lucia: [slow] pachamanca [regular] pachamanca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: pachamanca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Pachamanca is a dish from the highlands of Peru with meat such as lamb, mutton, pork, chicken, or guinea pig marinated in spices. It’s served with potato, sweet potato, sweet tamales, habas, and corn. All of this is baked in a hole in the ground with hot stones for a couple of hours. Nowadays, restaurants have special ground holes made of bricks.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Para comer pachamanca es mejor ir a un restaurante campestre.
Gina: “It’s better to go to a restaurant in the countryside for pachamanca.”
Lucia: [slow] Para comer pachamanca es mejor ir a un restaurante campestre.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next one?
Lucia: trucha frita
Gina: “fried trout”
Lucia: [slow] trucha frita [regular] trucha frita
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: trucha frita
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Fried trout is a dish traditionally from the highlands of Peru. It consists of an entire fried trout with potato. It’s usually found in restaurants near fish farms. Trout is the most popular fish in Peruvian hatcheries.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] La trucha frita es un plato típico de Huancayo.
Gina: “The fried trout is a typical dish from Huancayo.”
Lucia: [slow] La trucha frita es un plato típico de Huancayo.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: anticucho
Gina: “anticucho, small pieces of grilled skewered meat on wooden sticks”
Lucia: [slow] anticucho [regular] anticucho
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: anticucho
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Anticucho are small pieces of grilled skewered meat on wooden sticks. They’re usually cheap and found in street carts at night. They come in pairs with potato slices. Nowadays, restaurants specialize in anticuchos but they don’t compare to those of the street carts.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Los anticuchos saben mejor si los acompañas con salsa chimichurri.
Gina: “Anticucho tastes better if you eat it with chimichurri sauce.”
Lucia: [slow] Los anticuchos saben mejor si los acompañas con salsa chimichurri.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last one?
Lucia: pollo a la brasa
Gina: “Peruvian chicken”
Lucia: [slow] pollo a la brasa [regular] pollo a la brasa
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: pollo a la brasa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Peruvian chicken is the most popular Peruvian dish among Peruvians. It’s basically just marinated chicken in Peruvian ingredients baked in hot ashes in an oven where the chicken rotates. It’s served with french fries and salad. The only restaurants specializing in this are called pollería.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El pollo a la brasa es el plato mas comido en Lima la capital del Perú.
Gina: “The Peruvian chicken is the most eaten dish in Peru's capital Lima.”
Lucia: [slow] El pollo a la brasa es el plato mas comido en Lima la capital del Perú.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Lucia: will give you the Spanish, and then please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lucia: ceviche
[pause]Gina: “ceviche”
Lucia: pachamanca
[pause]Gina: “pachamanca, a meat dish marinated in spices”
Lucia: trucha frita
[pause]Gina: “fried trout”
Lucia: anticucho
[pause]Gina: “anticucho, small pieces of grilled skewered meat on wooden sticks”
Lucia: pollo a la brasa
[pause]Gina: “Peruvian chicken”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five popular foods in Peru! We have more vocab lists available at SpanishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Lucia: Adiós

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What else do you know about Peruvian cuisine?

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Friday at 10:48 am
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Hi Lee,


You're very welcome-! Thank you for studying with us as always.


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lee j won
Wednesday at 10:06 am
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oh thanks for correcting me!!!! you guys are so awesome!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::heart:

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Hola Lee,


It's "ceviche" and "pachamanca".

They are very typical from Peru.

You should try looking for a peruvian restaurant.


Suerte,

Carla

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lee j won
Monday at 10:22 am
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seveche sounds delicious:thumbsup:! (did i get the spelling right?) pachamangca sounds delicious too!