"Mi sándwich de queso está en la nevera."

Translation:My cheese sandwich is in the fridge.

June 2, 2018



What happened to the bocadillo and emparedado? Do not think Sandwich is Spanish. Come on Duo challenge us!

June 2, 2018


When I was in Peru and Colombia, every time I tried to use the word emparedado, people just looked at me confused lol. I feel sándwich replaced it in most areas

June 6, 2018


Well, it actually depends on the country. The word sandwich is not Spanish, the Spanish one is sándwich, with an accent mark, which means it's been adapted to the language.

I looked for these words on the CORPES XXI and found this:

  • sándwich: 1 162 results.
  • sánduche: 49 results.
  • emparedado: 172 results.

I didn't look for bocadillo as it's primarily used with other meanings.

June 3, 2018


Bocadillo is a specific type of sandwich made with a baguette. At least in Spain. :)

July 24, 2018


Not anymore, if the cat's still in there.

July 28, 2018


So the whole time I've been using Duo, refrigerador has meant 'fridge' or 'refrigerator' and now it doesn't? WTH?

August 2, 2018


I am used to el Frigo or Frigorifico from my Spanish study time in Granada back in the days, la Nevera was never used in school then nor by my Spanish friends. New times, new words, as long as the old ones are still accepted, fine. From where does Nevera originate; South America?

August 17, 2018


I don't know where "nevera" originated but, I find it interesting that it looks like it has the same root as "snow". Nevar-to snow, nevada-snowy, nieve-snow. I'm guessing that "nevera" is similar to that outdated American English word "icebox".

November 2, 2018


Nevera derives from the Latin "nivarius", meaning "of or belonging to snow". Probably has something to do with these cooling storages that have been used since Roman times.

November 2, 2018


Thank you for that information.

November 3, 2018


Nevera is popular in Spain, so I guess it comes from there. It is also used in the area between Central and South America (5th column).

October 13, 2018


Any self respecting Spaniard would throw the nasty sandwich in the bin and go and get themselves a nice bocadillo

July 22, 2018


¡Sí! ¡Tira el sándwich en el basurero!

July 23, 2018


Before they "changed" the lessons, sandwich used to be emparedado also refrigerator was the same with an accent. La nevera is the first time I've seen the word, even when I was in Spain never heard it used in reference to a refrigerator.

August 30, 2018


According to this super-neat table, nevera is the most common name for the refrigerator in Spain. What did you hear instead?

October 13, 2018


In Mexico we use refrigerador.

November 21, 2018


I think this mail voice is difficult to understand

September 7, 2018


Possibly the saddest sentence on Duolingo.

December 6, 2018


How come he pronounces sandwich like sandwie? Really don't like this dude, the girl is much better IMHO.

January 21, 2019


The male voice and the new female voice seem to be struggling with sándwich. They're pronouncing the "ch" part with a /t/ sound.

You can listen to its pronunciation here: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=s%C3%A1ndwich

I think these new (IVONA) voices are more natural-sounding than the old female one, which struggled with a lot of words, but they're not perfect either.

January 21, 2019


Our program writers don't accept " refridgerators" although I misspelled it, but c'mon man

February 3, 2019


a fridge and a refrigerator are the same thing, in casual English it is always a fridge.

February 11, 2019


Who puts a sandwich in the fridge? The bread will go hard.

February 14, 2019


If you wrap it in foil, it'll stay nice and soft.

February 14, 2019


You can learn a lot in these discussions!

March 19, 2019


Do you want the exact translation or what it would be in English? This says sandwich of cheese.

March 8, 2019


Generally you should try and make natural-sounding English sentences that don't stray too far from the original sentence.

English can just mash two nouns together to make a more specified noun: "cheese sandwich", "bus driver", "North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". Spanish doesn't have that capability, so it's working with possessive relations instead, using the preposition de: "sándwich de queso", "conductor de autobús", "Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte".

March 8, 2019


It didn't accept refrigerator only fridge

May 5, 2019


My cheese sandwich is in the refrigerator. Is also correct

June 20, 2019


So bad pronunciation, looks it was done this way with a purpose

June 24, 2019


Not for long.

July 14, 2019


I spelled "fridg" as "frig". Oh forgive me!

August 7, 2019


Won't accept butty.

October 3, 2018


Wtf is butty?

October 15, 2018


A sandwich, unsurprisingly. Likely too informal a word for Duo, though.

October 15, 2018


'my sandwich of cheese' while wordy id correct. the correct answer, cheese sandwich may also cee correct but I should not have been marked off.

June 5, 2018


I am not sure anyone would say "sandwich of cheese". Unless it's completely carved out of cheese.

October 13, 2018


I just put my sandwich of cheese for jokes to see if it would accept it but it marked it as incorrect, now i lost all my lives for the level up and have to repeat :/

July 27, 2018


That's what you get for trying to have fun.

April 5, 2019


Yo escribo mi maestro con mi boligrafo de queso. Porque todo es mejor con queso. :-)

August 5, 2019



October 14, 2018
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