sobremesa translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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sobremesa

  
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1    (=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  
3    (=mantel)   table cover, tablecloth
4    (=postre)   dessert  
SOBREMESA     
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.  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
estar de sobremesa exp.
to sit round the table after lunch/dinner

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
after-dinner speech
exp.
after-dinner speaker
nf.
desktop publishing
exp.
table lamp
exp.
afternoon programme
[Media]
exp.
desktop computer
exp.
table talk
exp.
an after-lunch/dinner cigar
exp.
we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner
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'sobremesa' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
adj.
de sobremesa
exp.
discurso de sobremesa
n.
la conversación de sobremesa
"sobremesa": examples and translations in context
Facilitar servidores con Windows de sobremesa y 2000 Provision of Windows desktop and 2000 servers
La fábrica de Irlanda se centra en la producción de ordenadores de sobremesa. The factory in Ireland focuses on producing desktop computers.
La conversación de sobremesa quizás sea un tanto difícil... a causa de este joven, y yo quiero que tú lo animes a hablar. Conversation at dinner may be a trifle difficult... on account of this young man, so I want you to draw him out.
En algún momento, Eric, ya fuera por teléfono, o en la sobremesa, me habló de comocer a esta estrella de rock. Eric, at some point, had either called me, or over dinner, had talked about meeting this rock star.
Sonda de ultrasonidos o baño de ultrasonidos de sobremesa. Ultrasonic probe or bench top ultrasonic bath.
(Si no se dispone de sonda, utilizar el método siguiente: agitar repetidamente e invertir durante 30 segundos; poner durante cinco minutos en baño de ultrasonidos de sobremesa; volver a agitar repetidamente e invertir durante otros 30 segundos.) (If a probe is not available use the following method: repeatedly shake and invert for 30 seconds; ultrasonic in a bench top ultrasonic bath for five minutes; then repeatedly shake and invert for a further 30 seconds.)
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