I don't understand.
Spanish lessons In an exercise where I am to select the words to match
She eats chicken for dinner.
Ella cena pollo is said to be the correct response. That translates to She Dinner Chicken. I would expect Ella come pollo para la cena.
The "cena" in this case is a conjugation of the verb cenar, which is basically "to eat dinner." So "cena" as a verb is "she dinners," essentially. La cena of course still means the dinner. I hope this helps!
Lauriana You're so good at explaining! It's really hard for me to explain sometimes. xD
Maybe "Ella cena pollo" could also be translated as "She dines on chicken?"
Cena is a noun for dinner and also a conjugation of cenar, (meaning to eat dinner) in the present tense él/ella/usted form.
It's the same with desayuna (to have breakfast) and almorzar (to have lunch).
The best way to think of this is that instead of "ella come pollo para la cena", in Spanish we can say I lunch chicken, or I breakfast cereal as I way of saying I eat something for breakfast or lunch.
The "cena" in this case is a conjugation of the verb cenar, which is basically "to eat dinner." So "cena" as a verb is "she dinners," essentially
Yes, actually it was copied. However I don't mind that much, because everyone can see that so clearly.
But don't let originality die, everyone...
Dinner can be "la cena" a noun. Or "cenar" a verb meaning to dine/have dinner/having dinner.
Por lo tanto, your sentence above, "Ella cena pollo" , she - dines/is dining - chicken.... is correct.
Translation is not always directly literal word for word, there is no gold standard on how to translate.
It's more like, you should learn how it can be said in their language, and what that sequence of words means in their language.... NOT what it literally,means in English