Yes, it’s getting warmer, and many of us feel more like fruits and vegetables rather than high carb meals (that we had only to keep ourselves warm in a freezing classroom). It’s also when we realize that we put some weight on during those long winter days, so we also decide that it’s high time we cut down on fatty foods and start replacing the ready-made products with healthier ingredients.
It’s also time to speak in the English class about Spanish cuisine and learn about other traditional customs. And it is precisely now when I discover (to my horror! I’m kidding) that my students say things like “begeteibel” instead of “/ˈvedʒtəbl/”.
This is because in English, you can find quite a few examples of letters in a word that are not pronounced, and the word “vegetable” is one of them. Another difference is that in English, we have the sound /v/ whereas in Spanish, the letter ‘v’ is pronounced as ‘b’. In this post, you have some vegetable vocabulary to start you off with something to use when speaking about food. Don’t get too stressed with the pronunciation as we’ll check this in our next class.