sobremesa translation | Spanish-English dictionary



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  
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
after-dinner speaker
after-dinner speech
table lamp
desktop publishing
afternoon programme
desktop computer
table talk
an after-lunch/dinner cigar
we'll talk about that after lunch/dinner
'sobremesa' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
de sobremesa
discurso de sobremesa
la conversación de sobremesa
"sobremesa": examples and translations in context
La fábrica de Irlanda se centra en la producción de ordenadores de sobremesa. The factory in Ireland focuses on producing desktop computers.
Facilitar sistemas modernos de computadoras de sobremesa y de oficina Provision of modern desktop and back-office systems
Quiero decir, no lo usaría en una charla de sobremesa. I mean, I wouldn't certainly use it in an after dinner speech.
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.
Pues por sus increíbles charlas de sobremesa. Because of Data's wonderful after-dinner conversation.
Solo café, ¿quizás una bebida de sobremesa? Just coffee, maybe, after-dinner drink?
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