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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five popular Peruvian sweets and desserts, hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SpanishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Lucia, what’s our first dessert?
Lucia: arroz con leche
Gina: “rice pudding”
Lucia: [slow] arroz con leche [regular] arroz con leche
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: arroz con leche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Rice pudding is a home-cooked dessert popularly made by grandmas. Nowadays, street carts specialize in selling rice pudding and purple pudding.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El arroz con leche es un postre preparado generalmente por las abuelitas.
Gina: “Rice pudding is a dessert usually prepared by grandmothers.”
Lucia: [slow] El arroz con leche es un postre preparado generalmente por las abuelitas.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next dessert?
Lucia: mazamorra morada
Gina: “purple pudding”
Lucia: [slow] mazamorra morada [regular] mazamorra morada
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: mazamorra morada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Purple pudding is made of purple corn and is a commonly served dessert at children’s parties.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] La mazamorra morada sabe mucho mejor, combinandola con el arroz con leche.
Gina: “Purple pudding tastes much better when combined with rice pudding.”
Lucia: [slow] La mazamorra morada sabe mucho mejor, combinandola con el arroz con leche.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next dessert?
Lucia: picarón
Gina: “picarón”
Lucia: [slow] picarón [regular] picarón
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: picarón
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Picarón is made of wheat flour, squash, and sweet potato. It’s in doughnut form and covered in brown sugar syrup.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] Por lo general, el picarón es preparado al instante por señoras en la calle.
Gina: “Usually, picarón is instantly prepared by ladies on the street.”
Lucia: [slow] Por lo general, el picarón es preparado al instante por señoras en la calle.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next dessert?
Lucia: suspiro a la limeña
Gina: “sigh of a Lima woman”
Lucia: [slow] suspiro a la limeña [regular] suspiro a la limeña
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: suspiro a la limeña
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This dessert is made of manjar balanco, a sweetened milk sauce, and meringue. It’s mainly consumed in Lima and is known for being very sweet.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El suspiro a la limeña es llamado asi porque es suave y dulce como el suspiro de una mujer.
Gina: “It’s called ‘the sigh of a Lima woman’ because it’s soft and sweet like the sigh of a woman.”
Lucia: [slow] El suspiro a la limeña es llamado asi porque es suave y dulce como el suspiro de una mujer.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last dessert?
Lucia: turrón de Doña Pepa
Gina: “turrón de Doña Pepa, a traditional Peruvian sweet”
Lucia: [slow] turrón de Doña Pepa [regular] turrón de Doña Pepa
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: turrón de Doña Pepa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This dessert is made of sticks of flour topped with brown sugar syrup and decorated with dragees and candies. It’s a traditional dessert of October related to the religious celebrations of the Lord of Miracles.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] En el mes de Octubre, todas la tiendas y supermercados ofrecen ofertas y degustaciones de turrón de Doña Pepa.
Gina: “In the month of October, all shops and supermarkets offer specials and taste-testing of turrón de Doña Pepa.”
Lucia: [slow] En el mes de Octubre, todas la tiendas y supermercados ofrecen ofertas y degustaciones de turrón de Doña Pepa.
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: arroz con leche
[pause]Gina: “rice pudding”
Lucia: mazamorra morada
[pause]Gina: “purple pudding”
Lucia: picarón
[pause]Gina: “picarón”
Lucia: suspiro a la limeña
[pause]Gina: “sigh of a Lima woman”
Lucia: turrón de Doña Pepa
[pause]Gina: “turrón de Doña Pepa, a traditional Peruvian sweet”

Outro

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

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one?

SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 11:01 am
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Hola Josefina,


Gracias por compartir.

Please let us know if you have any question or doubt.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Josefina
Saturday at 12:05 am
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Sí. Mi postre favorito es un postre no sólo peruano, pero me encanta flan y todas cosas que tienen guayabas

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Tuesday at 2:32 pm
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Hola Lee,


I haven't heard of any powder. But sounds like a good idea.

Actually in this time of the year, you can see turron de doña pepe everywhere.


Saludos,

Carla

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lee j won
Sunday at 1:15 pm
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arroz con leche sounds delicious! are there the powder availible stuff like the jelly powder? or do they just sell it? btw durron de dona pepa sounds delicious!