Un Día En Español 10: The Great Empanada Bake Off

In this episode of our beginner Spanish podcast, Tomás and his friends are desperate to raise money for a school trip.
Un Día En Español 10: The Great Empanada Bake Off

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Episode 10: The Great Empanada Bake Off

It’s a dilemma familiar to many high school students: Tomás and his friends want to go on a school trip, but they need a way to raise money for it. With absolutely no knowledge of how to make empanadas, will Tomás and his classmates be able to use their entrepreneurial spirit to pull off an empanada bake sale, or will their school trip remain an unattainable dream?

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Key Vocabulary

el/la compañero/a de clase 

classmate 

el dinero 

money 

la plata

money (lit. silver) ( used in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cuba, Panamá, Perú, among others)

hacer senderismo 

to hike 

la montaña 

mountain 

el lago 

lake 

las vacaciones

vacation 

necesitar 

to need

caro 

expensive

barato

cheap

vender

to sell 

la cocina 

kitchen

la empanada 

fried or baked pastry typically stuffed with meat, vegetables and/or cheese

cocinar

to cook 

carne

meat

vegetariano/a

vegetarian

comprar

to buy

Dynamic Transcript

Show Notes

Un día en español is produced by the language experts at Babbel. The show is hosted by Sebastian Escobar. Editing and sound design by Iván Simonovis Pertiñez. Our producers are Elin Asklöv, Carmela López, Dylan Lyons, Andy Nielsen and Madeleine Townsend-Clark. Our executive producers are Jen Jordan and Daniel Meehan. Special thanks to Tomás Giordano for sharing his story on this episode.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.

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