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12:39 Apr 5, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: al mediodia no suele hacerse la comida principal p
al mediodia no suele hacerse la comida principal por ausencia de la mayoria de los miembros de la familia. se guisa caliente un potaje a base de legumbres o patatas, con algo de carne o asadurilla o carrilladas. son frecuentes tambien los filetes de corazon, con general se consume mucha caspueia por ser carne abundante, muy sabrosa y ser barata, en general se sazona con laurel, vino blanco y debolla y aho en abundancia, con buena salsita para mojar pan que es lo qu llena. esos gisos se guardan para la noche, que es cuando viene el padre. si los chicos pequenos han comido en el colegio(casi cada vez mas frecuente), al venir se les pone la cena si quieren o se les entretiene el hambre hasta la hora de cenar junto al padre, con pan y chocolate o con pan untado de tomate y sal o con un pico, que es el pan con aceite y azucar tan extendido en Andalucia.
En el verano las comidas suelen variar. al venir, en vez de tomar la cena caliente, se merienda gazpacho, ensalada o pan con tomate y con aceite, se bebe su poquito de vino y se sale hasta la hora de la cena a la perta de la calle con las sillas y el vino a charlar con las vecinos porque los dias son mas largos. los chicos somo tienen vacaciones estan todo el dia entrando y saliendo di la casa pidiendo pan con aceite que les entrgan constantemente para que no den la lata.
a eso de las diez se mete la familia dentro y en el patio se saca la mesa y se toma la cena. aunque haga calor, la cena siempre es calliente, es decir, una cena de cuchara:y es una vanidad de mujer de su casa decir que ella siempre guisa caliente y no como algunas que con la disculpa del calor hacen comistrajos para no sudar en la cocina.
tiffany webster
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Summary of answers provided
naMain mealCarol Strong
naSee below
Sarah Pearman
na....due to the absence .....brock2
naThe principal meal of the day is not usually served at middaysilviakatz
nasee below
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
naThe main meal isn't prepared at midday due to the absence of most of the family,
Lynda Tharratt
naN/AVeronica Lambert Hall
naThere is usually no formal midday "comida," due to the absence of most of the family memb
Mary Maloof, CT
nahope this will helpJOSE CABALLERO
naThe main meal is not usually prepared at noon because most of the family isn't there.
Yolanda Broad


  

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10 mins
The main meal is not usually prepared at noon because most of the family isn't there.


Explanation:
al mediodia no suele hacerse la comida principal por ausencia de la mayoria de los miembros de la familia.

How much of this were you wanting to have translated?

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:02
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13 mins
N/A


Explanation:
With respect, but if you are hoping to have the whole text translated I suggest you find yourself a translator to do so. I consider this to be too long to ask for help with in this forum.

Veronica Lambert Hall
Spain
Local time: 03:02
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23 mins
There is usually no formal midday "comida," due to the absence of most of the family memb


Explanation:
The "comida," or midday lunch, is an important part of Spanish culture and is capped off by the afternoon siesta. It is an opportunity for the family to come together and share a meal and maintain ties with one another before they go back to work, or school, or wherever. However, these days the formal midday "comida" is done less frequently, due to both the mother and the father having jobs, and the "comida" being served at school so the kids don't go home any more for lunch. But you still do see families, or at least parts of families, coming together occasionally to have lunch ... the family members who can show up for lunch, do, and it's very informal, eating in front of the television or whatever. This paragraph is trying to summarize eating customs in Spain. Cheers, Mary

Mary Maloof, CT
United States
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43 mins
hope this will help


Explanation:
"usually, at midday the principle parts of the main meal are not prepared." or

at midday you do not usually prepare the main meal of the day.



JOSE CABALLERO
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59 mins
The main meal isn't prepared at midday due to the absence of most of the family,


Explanation:
I'd be happy to continue with the translation but I'd expect to be paid for my work. I am a professional writer/translator.

Lynda Tharratt
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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
It isn't customary to have a heavyset meal during midafternoon since most family members are not present (or at home).

I hope this helps.

P.S. As the moderator in this forum, I would suggest you try to focus your questions more concisely. When providing this much information, it is highly recommended that you annotate the text and state that it is for context purposes _only_. Thank you.

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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3 hrs
Main meal


Explanation:
Usually, the main meal is not prepared at noon, as most of the family members are absent.

Carol Strong
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11 hrs
See below


Explanation:
the main meal is not usually prepared for midday as most of the family members are absent

HTH

Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
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1 day 5 hrs
....due to the absence .....


Explanation:
.... Due to the absence of the majority of the family, the main meal is usually not prepared at noon (at lunchtime)

Both terms are used, the first is slightly more literal and the second is more to the point of which the piece represents.


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1 day 16 hrs
The principal meal of the day is not usually served at midday


Explanation:
The principal meal of the day is not usually served at noon as most of the family members are not there.

silviakatz
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