- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (in general) comida (feminine) there isn't enough food to go round no hay comida para todos the food's not very good in this hotel la comida no es muy buena or no se come muy bien en este hotel Britain imports much of its food Gran Bretaña importa gran parte de los alimentos que consume she can only take food intravenously se la puede alimentar solo por vía intravenosa we gave him some food le dimos algo de comer to be off one's food estar* desganado or inapetente to go off one's food perder* el apetito that has put me right off my food me ha quitado las ganas de comer food for thought his father's words gave him food for thought las palabras de su padre lo hicieron reflexionar (before noun/delante del nombre) [shortage/exports] de alimentosMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (specific kind) alimento (masculine)
- Ach well, food tastes better in the open air.
- All the food tastes like rubber, like it was sitting up in the refrigerator for five years.
- My husband is Australian, where they eat lots of fresh summery food.
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...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.