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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 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common Peruvian vegetables, 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: papa
Gina: “potato”
Lucia: [slow] papa [regular] papa
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: papa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Potato has been the main food in Peru since before the Inca Empire. Almost all dishes in Peru include potato.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] En el Perú, existen más de tres mil tipos de papa.
Gina: “In Peru, more than three thousand types of potatoes exist.”
Lucia: [slow] En el Perú, existen más de tres mil tipos de papa.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: maíz morado
Gina: “purple corn”
Lucia: [slow] maíz morado [regular] maíz morado
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: maíz morado
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Purple corn looks exactly like regular corn, but it’s purple. It’s used only to make juice and desserts at home.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] El maíz morado es rico en antioxidantes.
Gina: “Purple corn is rich in antioxidants.”
Lucia: [slow] El maíz morado es rico en antioxidantes.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: betarraga
Gina: “beet”
Lucia: [slow] betarraga [regular] betarraga
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: betarraga
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Peruvian people eat beets mostly in salads and sometimes they have it in juice.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] La ensalada 'rusa' en Perú lleva betarraga.
Gina: “Olivier salad in Peru contains beets.”
Lucia: [slow] La ensalada 'rusa' en Perú lleva betarraga.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: yuca
Gina: “cassava”
Lucia: [slow] yuca [regular] yuca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: yuca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Cassava is very traditional to some parts of Peru, especially in the highlands. It’s used in traditional dishes as well as in masato, which is a traditional alcoholic beverage.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Consumir yuca ayuda a desarrollar una buena visión.
Gina: “Consuming cassava helps you to develop good vision.”
Lucia: [slow] Consumir yuca ayuda a desarrollar una buena visión.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lucia: camote
Gina: “sweet potato”
Lucia: [slow] camote [regular] camote
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: camote
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Peruvian sweet potato is orange and very sweet. Peruvian people sometimes add sugar to it when they eat it, even though it’s already so sweet.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Comer camote es bueno para un cabello fuerte y brillante.
Gina: “Eating sweet potato is good for helping you get strong, shiny hair.”
Lucia: [slow] Comer camote es bueno para un cabello fuerte y brillante.
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: papa
[pause]Gina: “potato”
Lucia: maíz morado
[pause]Gina: “purple corn”
Lucia: betarraga
[pause]Gina: “beet”
Lucia: yuca
[pause]Gina: “cassava”
Lucia: camote
[pause]Gina: “sweet potato”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five common vegetables 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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Many people don't like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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Tuesday at 2:38 pm
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Hello lee j won,


Well that is an interesting wish list. :grin: Maybe you will get it from your friends. When is your birthday?


Have a happy birthday! (whenever it is)

Erica

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lee j won
Friday at 10:02 am
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well, i do like pickled gherkins and cucumbers..... i would probably have those for a birthday present. hehe.:sweat_smile:

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Hi lee j won!


Yes, it seems like Carla made a mistake there :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Do you have any veggies that you like??


Engla

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lee j won
Wednesday at 10:20 am
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oh carla you must have mistaken me i poasted my least favourite veggies.:grin::flushed:

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Hola Lee,


I can see you do like you veggies!

Very heathy.


Saludos,

Carla

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lee j won
Sunday at 8:13 pm
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& beet roots.

lee j won
Sunday at 8:11 pm
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el brocoli, las espinacas, paprika, artichoke, cauliflower.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: