Fruit in Spanish

Fruit in Spanish + Gender

LA FRUTA = Fruit
Fruit in Spanish Vocabulary, Video  + Online Quiz.

Indefinite Articles:
un, una, unos, unas  – a, some

Definite Articles:
el, la, los, las      – the



un mango          a mango
un melón           a melon
un limón            a lemon
un higo               a fig
un melocotón   a peach
un plátano         a banana
un albaricoque an apricot


una cereza           a cherry
una nectarina    a nectarine
una uva                a grape
una manzana      an apple
una pera               a pear
una mandarina  a mandarin
una naranja         an orange
una ciruela          a plum
una fresa              a strawberry
una papaya          a papaya
una piña               a pineapple
una sandía           a watermelon

Spain has excellent home-grown fruit throughout the year, navel orange in winter from Valencia, fresh strawberries from Andalucía in spring, and a huge abundance of fruit for the rest of the summer and autumn. Northern Spain is full of apples and cider-making, while figs and grapes are being harvested in the South, and the Canary Islands grow tropical fruits, mangos, papayas and pineapples:

en invierno = in winter
en primavera = in spring
en verano  = in summer
en otoño  = in autumn

todo el año  = all year round

Big fruit that is served in portions is referred to in the singular.
Me gusta + singular words –
I like melon          = Me gusta el melón
I like watermelon = Me gusta la sandía
I like pineapple    = Me gusta la piña

All other fruit is referred to in the plural:
Me gustaN + words in the plural –
I like apples           = Me gustan las manzanas
I like strawberries = Me gustan las fresas
I like lemons          = Me gustan los limones

Oranges are very good in Spain.
Las naranjas son muy buenas en España.

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Hay=  There is/There are
No hay  = There isn’t/There aren’t …
Hay fruta en el mercado.   There is fruit in the market.
Hay manzanas   There are apples.
No hay higos       There aren’t any figs.
No hay peras       There aren’t any pears.
Hay melocotones.  There are peaches.

Hay fruta muy buena en España.
There is very good fruit in Spain.

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Es un albaricoque – It is an apricot.
Es una pera – It is a pear.

Would you like an apple?
¿Quieres una manzana?

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Un plato de fruta =  a fruit platter.
Instead of fruit salad, fruit is normally served as a plate of fruit in Latin American countries.
In tropical countries a ‘plato de fruta’ will be a selection of mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple and melon.
Papaya is particularly good with lemon juice squeezed over it.
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Online Quiz

This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
Online Quiz

#1. Spanish fruit is very good.

#2. There are Spanish oranges in winter.

#3. There are Spanish strawberries in spring.

#4. There is a lot of fruit in Spain in summer!

#5. There are figs and grapes in the autumn.

#6. Es (a) ___________________ nectarina.

#7. I like (watermelon) _____________________.

#8. Would you like an apple?

#9. I eat a banana every day.

#10. Do you like peaches?



¡M¡Muy bien!


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Learn the vocabulary in this A Green Mouse Resource:

Fruit in Spanish

More Practice:
Spanish Food and Drink Resources

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