(=después de comer) sitting on after a meal
estar de sobremesa to sit round the table after lunch/dinner
conversación de sobremesa table talk
charla de sobremesa after-dinner speech
orador de sobremesa after-dinner speaker
programa de sobremesa (TV) afternoon programme
un cigarro de sobremesa an after-lunch/dinner cigar
hablaremos de eso en la sobremesa we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner
2 lámpara de sobremesa table lamp
ordenador de sobremesa desktop computer
(=mantel) table cover, tablecloth
After the main meal of the day, which usually takes place at around 2 or 3 p.m., the Spanish often linger on at table drinking coffee and/or liqueurs and chatting, playing cards or watching TV before returning to work later in the afternoon. While estar de sobremesa is also occasionally applied to the period after the evening meal, it is more usually taken to mean after lunch, and the sobremesa time band used in TV programme listings applies only to between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m.
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