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1273 Spanish Cuisine

Adelina from Spain talks about some of the best dishes from her home country.

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name

If you’d have to name three of the really better dishes in your country, what would you say?

Here, 'to name' three things means 'to think of' three things. Notice the following:

  1. Can you name the capital of Brazil?
  2. Try to name two honest politicians. I bet you can't.

they say

They say the paella they make in Valencia is better.

The words 'They say' means that many people tend to agree about something. Notice the following:

  1. They say that restaurant is really good.
  2. They say the best time to buy a house is in a bad market.

ask for

We just ask for paella.

Here, 'ask for' means to request or order something from a waiter. Notice the following:

  1. Will you ask the waiter for some more water.
  2. I am sorry, but this is not what I asked for. I orderd the chicken.

one

Which one do you suggest?

The word 'one' can refer to a 'type' of something. Notice the following:

  1. The spicy one is the best.
  2. I don't like the blue one. Take the red one.

take your word

I'll take your word on that.

This phrase means you trust what someone says. Notice the following:

  • I would not work for that company. The manager is a bad man.
  • I'll take your word on that.

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