- 1 [meal/vegetables] comer I don't eat meat no como carne I won't eat you! [colloquial/familiar] ¡no te voy a comer! she ate her way through the whole cake acabó con or se comió todo el pastel to eat humble pie o eat dirt o (AmE) crow morder* el polvo [familiar/colloquial], tragarse* el orgullo to eat sb alive comerse vivo a algnMore example sentences
- Mary smiled at him before eating her cereal, chewing happily.
- I forgot to wipe my mouth after eating the chocolate cake my mom baked.
- She quickly ate the burger and swallowed some of the fries whole.
- comer to eat in/out comer en casa/(a)fuera we usually eat at 7 o'clock solemos cenar a las siete we ate off plastic plates comimos en platos de plástico to eat Chinese/Greek comer comida china/griega eat, drink and be merry (for tomorrow we die) a beber y a tragar (que el mundo se va a acabar)
eat awayv + o + adv, v + adv + o
eat away atv + adv + prep + o
eat intov + prep + o
- v + o + adv, v + adv + o (finish) [meal/food] comerse eat it all up now! ¡cómetelo todo! she was eating him up with her eyes se lo comía con los ojos 1.1v + adv (finish meal) terminar (de comer) 1.2v + adv + o (consume) [fuel/electricity] consumir, gastar these big cars really eat up gas estos coches grandes sí que tragan gasolina [familiar/colloquial] 1.3v + o + adv (consume) [curiosity/ambition] consumir she's eaten up with envy la envidia la carcome, la consume la envidia jealousy is eating him up lo consumen or [familiar/colloquial] se lo comen los celos
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.