What Is There to Eat?
Think about it: when you travel to another city, region or country, what is one of the aspects that can change the most? What there is to eat, right? For example, I live in Colombia (yes, THAT Colombia) and one of the principal differences I needed to come to grips with after moving here was, you guessed it, the food.
Up to 20 percent of Spanish language vocabulary is either food (and drink) or geography-related. Add in names, local history and regional culture and you are now talking about a more than 50 percent vocabulary and lexical impact in some cases.
Therefore, by learning key vocabulary of foods and related items, you will be taking a major step toward conversational fluency with the locals of the Spanish-speaking region or country. This is especially true when learning Spanish, as the language has variations and dialects, which alter from one country to the next.
You need not leave some Spanish-speaking countries in order to be hit with substantial changes in lexis and connected speech. Do you recognize, to the right, the delicious Granadilla with its gelatinous pulp and seeds?