Fruit in Spanish + Gender
LA FRUTA(f) = Fruit
Learn the names of fruit in Spanish + their gender. Work with the video. Do the online quiz.
un, una, unos, unas – a, some
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.
Fruit in Spanish Video
Fruit in Spanish Quiz
This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
#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?
Have another go.
Learn the vocabulary in this A Green Mouse Resource:
Spanish Food and Drink Resources