Vegetable in English
Have you ever wondered which is the correct way of saying ‘vegetal’ in English? You don’t have to be ashamed if you didn’t know the answer, because it is a very common question for Spanish students.
What does ‘vegetal’ mean?
In Spanish when we talk about ‘vegetal’ we are usually referring to edible plants and vegetables, so it comes as no surprise that the most fitting translation is vegetable.
What is included in this category?
In the vegetable family we have:
- Fruits with edible seeds and vegetables that are not rich in sugar like cucumber, peppers, broccoli, asparagus, spinach and lettuce.
- Root vegetables like onion, radishes, garlic, carrots, celery and potatoes among others.
- Edible leaves like kale, collard greens, and cabbage.
- Pods and legumes such as beans and peas.
So if you just want to ask for a basket of vegetables in an english speaking shop or restaurant, remember to ask for a “basket of vegetables” and you’ll be sure to get the right thing.
And don’t forget that in English ‘vegetal’ is translated as vegetable!