En La Cafetería
Well, we’ve made it to number seven! That must mean we’ve been going for over a month. How is your Spanish? Are you starting to recognise words?
This week is all about ordering in a café. One of my favourite things to do. Plus, in my opinion, one of the most important things… (haha)
Last Week Practice
Shall we have a quick refresh from last Tuesday? Can you remember how to say the days of the week? What about the months of the year? How might you say “I work on Wednesdays?” Can you remember how to introduce your son? Feel free to nip back and practice. Learning takes time!
In Spain, a ‘normal’ coffee is very small and very black. If you want it made any other way you will need to specify this!
To find out about the different coffees I’ve tried, you can read my blog post here: Ordering a Coffee in Spain
Espresso with a shot of milk
El café con leche
el kah-FAY kon LEH-chay
Coffee with milk
El té con limón
el tay kon lee-MON
Tea with lemon
La tostada con tomate
lah tos-TA-dah con to-MAH-tay
Toast with tomato
El cafe descafeinado
el kah-FAY des-kah-fay-NAH-doh
How much is it?
Buenos días, me pone un café con leche.
BWE-noss DEE-yas. may POH-nay oon kah-FAY kon LEH-chay
Good day. I’ll have a coffee with milk, please.
¿Quiere azúcar moreno, azúcar normal o sacarina?
KEE-air-eh a-THOO-kah moH-REH-no, a-THOO-kah nor-MAL o sah-CAH-ree-nah
Would you like brown sugar, white sugar or sweetener?
Un azúcar normal, por favor.
oon a-THOO-kah nor-MAL por fah-BOR
One white sugar, please.
Do you have churros?
Gracias, ¿Cuánto es?
GRAH-thyass, KWAN-toh ess?
Thanks, how much?
Cinco euros, por favor
THIN-coh eh-OOH-ross, por fah-BOR
Five euros, please
Here you are!
Why not try practising with a friend? One person can be the waiter and the other can be the person ordering then you could switch it around?
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This guide is a free blog series. This information has been picked up by practising speaking with locals in the Comunidad Valenciana area. Any resemblance to any book, guide or learning Spanish resources, is purely coincidental. This guide is not intended as a substitute for other resources or teaching. This guide does not guarantee fluency in Spanish.