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Lesson 19 - Restaurante (Restaurant)
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This page: Learn phrases used in a restaurant and practice with food vocabulary.


Restaurant Dialogue

Dialogue Lesson

Key Vocabulary

The following is a list of key vocabulary that you will need to know to understand the lesson. Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

1. cream       

2. to prefer       

3. dressing       

4. order       

5. mushroom       

6. ranch       

7. cup       

8. to eat       

9. check, bill       

10. balsamic       



► Listen to the dialogue

Section 2
What does she order?

  • fish
  • steak
  • French fries
  • rice
  • chicken soup
  • mushroom soup
  • salad
  • cake
  • ice cream
  • coffee
  • tea
  • orange juice



Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • MESERO - ¿Puedo tomar su orden?
  • CLIENTE - Sí. Quiero el bistec con papas fritas.
  • MESERO - ¿Quiere la sopa o la ensalada?
  • CLIENTE - ¿Cuál es la sopa?
  • MESERO – Tenemos caldo de pollo o crema de champiñón.
  • CLIENTE – Prefiero la ensalada.
  • MESERO – ¿Cuál aderezo quiere? Tenemos aderezo italiano, ranchero o balsámico.
  • CLIENTE – El aderezo italiano, por favor.
  • MESERO - ¿Quiere algo para tomar?
  • CLIENTE - Sí. Una taza de café.
  •       (después de comer)
  • MESERO - ¿Quiere algo de postre? Tenemos pastel o helado.
  • CLIENTE - El pastel, por favor.
  •       (después del postre)
  • CLIENTE - ¿Me puede dar la cuenta, por favor?
  • MESERO - Sí, aquí está.
  • CLIENTE - $23.55. Aquí está.
  • MESERO - Gracias.
  • CLIENTE - Gracias. Adiós.



Section 3
Select question that would solicit the answer listed.

1. Quiero la sopa, por favor.

2. Quiero el aderezo ranchero, por favor.

3. Sí. Un jugo de naranja.

4. El helado, por favor.

5. La sopa es crema de champiñón.



Dictations are great for practicing listening and spelling in Spanish. Click on "Listen" to hear the dictation of a sentence. The sentence will be read once quickly and then repeated slowly with pauses to write the words. Write the sentence in the textbox. Click on "Check" to check your answer. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

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2. ► Listen

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4. ► Listen

5. ► Listen



Write your own dialogue that takes place in a restaurant. If you want to type a special character (like an accented letter) in the comments section, you could do one of the following . . .

  • Select and copy the character that you need → á é í ó ú ü ñ ¿ ¡ Á É Í Ó Ú Ü Ñ « »
  • Use special codes on your computer if you have numeric keypad (instructions HERE).
  • Type your sentences into the text box below and use the special character buttons provided. Then select and copy your text and paste it into the comments section.

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Lesson 19 - Restaurante (Restaurant)
Restaurant foods - gustar - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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