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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Vegetables

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola Amigos! Welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find a list of wonderful resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   

In this week’s blog, we’re going to learn the vegetables in Spanish!  After learning some of the most common veggies, try out some of the recommended activities to ensure the most language retention. 

Helping your kids learn a new language is more rewarding than you may realize.  Did you know that children who are introduced to a second language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving?  Studies show that kids who study a foreign language also score higher on tests in reading, math, and language arts. So, what are we waiting for?   

Let’s get started! The vocabulary list below is an introduction to some common vegetable names in Spanish.  Take a moment to review them and sound them out, then watch a fun video and try to follow along and repeat the words as they are sung. 

Vocabulary: Vegetables – Las Verduras 

Tomato– Tomate (tohmahteh)  

Broccoli – Brócoli (brohkohlee) 

Potato – Patata (pah-tah-tah) 

Artichoke – Alcachofa (ahlkahchohfah) 

Lettuce – Lechuga (lehchoogah) 

Pumpkin – Calabaza (kahlahbahsah) 

Mushroom – Champiñón (chahmpeenyohn) 

Cucumber – Pepino (pehpeenoh) 

Onion – Cebolla (sehbohyah) 

Corn – Maíz (mahees) 

Zucchini – Calabacín (kahlahbahseen) 

Carrot – Zanahoria (sahnahohryah) 

Garlic – Ajo (ahhoh) 

 Eggplant – Berenjena (behrehnghehnah) 

Brussels sprouts – Col de Bruselas (kohldehbroosehlahs) 

Pea – Guisante (geesahnteh) 

Ginger – Jengibre (hehngheebreh) 

Bell Pepper – Pimentón (peemehntohn) 

Asparagus – Espárrago (ehspahrrahgoh) 

Cabbage – Col (kohl) 

Check out these fun videos to help you learn the vegetables in Spanish! 

Look at you knowing so many vegetables in Spanish! Nowlet’s practice using them!

Recommended Activities: 

  • Match the Vegetables to their names in Spanish!  

Can you remember all of the words you just learned? There’s only one way to find out! 
Click HERE to download and print the activity pictured below to test your knowledge.  

  • Ask Questions as you practice these new words! 

Learning the Spanish words for vegetables offers learners a way to incorporate even more Spanish vocabulary.  When practicing, try using the following sentences: 

What is this? – ¿Que es esto? 

This is a ______ Esta(o) es una/un ________ 

Very good! – ¡Muy bien! 


I like ________. – Me gustan las/los __________. (Plural) 

I don’t like ________ – No me gustan las/los _________. 

What’s your favorite vegetable? – ¿Cuál es tu verdura favorita?      

What color is this vegetable? – ¿De qué color es esta verdura? 

Recommended titles available froHoopla:

Hoopla has many language learning resources, books, audiobooks and music to supplement your learning experienceHere are just a few recommendations you can check out today.     

Conozco Las Frutas Y Las Verduras / I Know Fruits And Vegetables 
bColin Matthews 

Learn the Spanish words for fruits and vegetables and how they’re all part of healthy diet? Yes, please! I strongly recommend this book because inot only helps children learn so many new words, but because it also provides additional supporting language and questions as fun way to review what they’ve learned. Grade Level: Preschool – 1 

Me Encanta Comer Frutas Y Verduras / I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables 
by Shelley Admont

This illustrated Bilingual children’s book offers a great deal more conversational language while incorporating the names of fruits and vegetables.  A great title for kids learning English or Spanish as their second language.  Parents will also appreciate the moral of the story and how important it is to eat our fruits and veggies.  Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3 

Also available for curbside pickup:  

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies by Megan Lacera 

Mo Romero is a zombie, but with a very healthy appetite! Although his parents insist that he should eat only zombie foods, Mo loves to eat his vegetables. How will he ever convince his family that veggies can also be part of a zombie diet?! Includes recipes. 

Los zombis no comen verduras! By Megan Lacera (Spanish Version)

Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida Sana De La A A La Z 

Organized in alphabetical order, and arranged in the shape of faces, this bilingual title will support language learning and healthy eating! Includes a list of activities for children to explore.
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten

Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 for Kids blog!  I hope you enjoyed learning all of the different vegetables in Spanish.  We’ll see you soon for some fun Spanish lessons, books and activities!   

¡Hasta La Vista!  




More Spanish Learning Blogs you might enjoy: 

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Fruits 

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Shapes – Las Figuras 

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Animals – Los Animales 

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Colors – Los Colores 

Spanish for Kids! Spanish Para Niños! 




Marnie is the Austintown Unit Assistant Supervisor & Youth Services Team Leader. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in northeast Ohio where she loved going to the library so much that she knew it was the career for her. When she’s not reading whatever she can get her hands on, she can be found trying new recipes, going for a hike or enjoying a good movie.