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Lesson 20 - Comida (Food)
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This page: Practice with food vocabulary with this dialogue of a couple making their grocery list.

grocery list

El Supermercado
(The Grocery Store)

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.

*The word ni is generally used in pairs.

  • ni...ni = neither...nor
  • No tenemos ni leche ni huevos. = We don't have milk or eggs.

The above sentence literally means, "We don't have neither milk nor eggs." It sounds very ungrammatical in English, but this is how it would be said in Spanish. Double negatives are commonly used in Spanish.



► Listen to the dialogue

What things does he need to buy?

  • leche
  • huevos
  • pan
  • pasta
  • salsa
  • lechuga
  • tomates
  • zanahorias



Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • HOMBRE - Estoy haciendo la lista de compras. ¿Tenemos leche?
  • MUJER - No, no tenemos ni leche ni huevos.
  • HOMBRE - ¿Tenemos pan?
  • MUJER - Sí, tenemos mucho pan, pero tenemos poca pasta. Necesitamos más. Quiero hacer pasta mañana para la cena.
  • HOMBRE - Está bien. ¿Tenemos salsa para la pasta?
  • MUJER - Tenemos un poco. Tienes que comprar más.
  • HOMBRE - Está bien. ¿Hay algo más?
  • MUJER - También quiero hacer una ensalada. Necesitamos lechuga y tomates.
  • HOMBRE - Está bien. Tenemos muchas zanahorias en el refrigerador. Podemos poner zanahorias en la ensalada. Creo que tengo todo en la lista. Voy al supermercado. Adiós.



Write sentences about what they have and don't have. Use the words mucho or poco in their correct form when possible. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

  • Tienen mucho/poco _____.   (They have a lot/little _____.)
  • No tienen _____.   (They don't have _____.)

1. leche        

2. huevos        

3. pan        

4. pasta        

5. salsa        

6. lechuga        

7. tomates        

8. zanahorias        



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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What is on your grocery list? What do you need to buy?

  • Necesito _____.   (I need _____.)

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  • 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 20 - Comida (Food)
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