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comer vs almorzar

I had learned that comer means to eat and almorzar means to eat lunch.

Today I learned in Spain and Mexico, comer means eat lunch. so, in that case what is the word to just eat? Is almuerzo still lunch? and almorzar not used?

3 months ago

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Still, comer is to eat :-)

Almorzar is just more specific.

3 months ago

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This is for Mexico

desayunar = your first meal of the day (7-10 a.m.)

almorzar = your second meal (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

comer = your third meal (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

cenar = your fourth meal (7 p.m. - 9 p.m)

3 months ago

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Where? It sounds like Mexico or Spain. In Chile:

desayunar = first meal (7 a.m - 10 a.m.)

almorzar [comer] = second meal (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

tomar once = third meal ( 4 p.m - 8 p.m.)

(cenar [comer] = fourth meal (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.) )

Almuerzo and cena are the main meals, desayuno and once are (or they were) light. Due to cultural changes, those 4 meals have become 3, because "once" is being taken later and adding food, in what is sometimes called "once cena".

3 months ago

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It can be be either tomar once or tomar onces, right?

3 months ago

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I think so, but "onces" is not so common today.

3 months ago

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What is the third meal called in this set-up, merienda?

3 months ago

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"Desayunar" is to eat breakfast. "Cenar" is to eat supper.

3 months ago