Fruit in Spanish + Gender
Fruit in Spanish Vocabulary, Video + Online Quiz.
Fruit in Spanish is masculine or feminine.
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
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¿Qué es? Es un albaricoque
What is it? It is an apricot.
¿Qué son? Son peras –
What are they? They are pears.
Would you like a pear?
¿Quieres una pera?
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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 – Likes/Dislikes
Me gusta = I like
Me gustan = I like + words in the plural.
+ El, La, Los or Las (definite articles)
LA FRUTA = Fruit
Me gusta la fruta = I like fruit
USE Me gusta + BIG FRUIT that is served in portions:
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
USE Me gustan + fruit that is normally eaten whole such as oranges, strawberries, peaches etc…
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
And remember that adjectives that are used to describe fruit must agree with the gender of the fruit in Spanish.
¡Las naranjas valencianas son muy buenas!
= Valencian oranges are very good!
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