Ordering drinks in Spanish is not as simple as you might think. Let’s see how well you know your way around the world of alcoholic beverages in Madrid. Try matching the drink with the definition:
1. Bebida de alta graduación alcohólica mezclada con un refresco y hielo en un vaso de tubo. (Spirits mixed with a soft drink and ice in a tall glass)
2. Suele ser de ½ litro. (half a litre or more)
3. Botella de cerveza de 33cl. (a medium sized bottle of beer)
4. Botella de cerveza de 20cl. (a small 20cl bottle of beer)
5. Vaso de cerveza de 20cl. (a small draught beer)
6. Vaso de plástico con capacidad para un litro de cerveza o alcohol con refresco. (a huge plastic glass of beer or sometimes spirits designed to share, often at live music events)
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Like any big city Madrid has its own distinctive slang. So if you want to sound like a real madrileño you need to learn how to speak castizo. Try dropping some of these words into your speech. First, you’ll have to match the slang with the definition:
1. ¡Este bar mola mazo! Genial
2. En mi keli no tengo internet. Autobús
3. Esta canción está fetén. Rápidamente
4. Espérame abajo, llego en 0 coma. Casa
5. Esta mañana el bule iba llenísimo. Mucho
Use them with your madrileños friends and prove them that you have learnt how to speak castizo!
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These days at Easter in Madrid many madrileños just enjoy the processions. However, for real devotees each day of La Semana Santa brings specific religious obligations. Try ordering these phrases correctly and learn what each of the Easter days is called in Spanish.
• Domingo de Ramos.
misa olivo Asistimos con de a bendecidas la ramas.
(We attend Mass with blessed olive branches)
• Jueves Santo.
la Última la Vamos ver representaciones a iglesia las para de Cena.
(We go to church to see representations of the Last Supper)
• Viernes Santo.
de importante Es día la Santa y más no Es comemos el Semana carne.
(The most important day of the week, and we don’t eat meat!)
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