SpanishPod101 Culture Class: Essential Peruvian Spanish Vocabulary Curriculum 

What are the 5 most popular sweets in Peru? What vocabulary do I need to know to have a conversation with Spanish-speaking locals? You’ll learn all this and more in this Culture Class Series! Vocabulary is essential to mastering Spanish. In this 25-lesson series, you’ll learn the *most* essential Spanish vocabulary words related to culture and daily life. These words have been hand picked by our Spanish native speakers and cover topics like popular Peruvian dishes, national holidays and cities.

Lesson # Title
(English)
Topic
(English)
Target sentences
(Target Language)
1 National Holidays Daily Life Navidad
Año nuevo
Día de la Independecia de Perú
Santa Rosa de Lima
Domingo Santo
2 Food Food & Drink ceviche
pachamanca
trucha frita
anticucho
pollo a la brasa
3 Drinks Food & Drink Inca Kola
chicha morada
mate de coca
jugo de maracuyá
Pisco
4 Home-cooked Meals Food & Drink arroz con pollo
arroz con lentejas
arroz chaufa
ají de gallina
lomo saltado
5 Sweets and Desserts Food & Drink arroz con leche
mazamorra morada
picarón
suspiro a la limeña
turrón de Doña Pepa
6 Fruits Food & Drink maracuyá
lúcuma
guanábana
granadilla
mango
7 Vegetables Food & Drink papa
maíz morado
betarraga
yuca
camote
8 Pop and Traditional Culture Society & Culture chocolatada
pollada
carnavales
yunza
El Señor de los Milagros
9 Animals Geography & Nature alpaca
cóndor andino
cuy
llama
paiche
10 Plants Geography & Nature uña de gato
coca
maca
quinua
Camu camu
11 Geographical Features Geography & Nature Huascarán
Islas Ballestas
Callejón de Huaylas
Cañón del Colca
Meseta del Collao
12 Cities Geography & Nature Lima
Trujillo
Cusco
Arequipa
Huancayo
13 Sports Recreation & Leisure fútbol
vóley
tenis
básquet
surf
14 Recreational Activities Recreation & Leisure parrillada
domingo familiar
ir de compras
ir a tomar
fulbito
15 Tourist Attractions and Places Recreation & Leisure Machu Picchu
Lago Titicaca
Líneas de Nazca
Chan Chan
Parque Nacional del Manú
16 5 Common Things in the Home People & Homes imagene religiosa
balón de gas
bidón de agua
mortero
prensa papa
17 Medicines and drugs Health & Emergencies Panadol
Apronax
Aspirina
Diazepam
Ponstan
18 Modes of transportation Transportation & around town micro/bus
tren
taxi
taxi colectivo
combi
19 Shops or services in town Transportation & around town bodega
galería
centro comercial
mercado
supermercado
20 Chain Stores Transportation & around town Wong
Bembos
Rosatel
Ripley
Pasquale Hnos.
21 Traditional Clothing Culture & Society chullo
ojota
pollera
poncho
k'eperina
22 Natural Disasters Geography & Nature temblor
terromoto
huayco
helada
inundación
23 Musicians Fine Arts Chabuca Granda
Eva Ayllón
Gian Marco Zignago
Juan Diego Flórez
Pedro Suárez Vértiz
24 Writers Fine Arts Alfredo Bryce Echenique
César Vallejo
Ricardo Palma
Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Mario Vargas Llosa
25 Historical Figures Culture & Society Francisco Pizarro
José de San Martín
Miguel Grau
Simón Bolívar
Túpac Amaru II