Carlos
How can I say ´sobremesa´ in English?

I want to use this word, but I don´t find a good traduction of this. I want to say in English ´Me pasé el resto del día en un sobremesa con mis amigos.´ 

 

I don´t find a cognate from the word ´sobremesa´ in English. 

 

 

Apr 16, 2014 12:38 AM
Comments · 5

For "Me pasé el resto del día en un sobremesa con mis amigos.", how about:

 

"I spent the rest of the afternoon/day just shooting the breeze* with my friends around the dinner table".

 

*"shooting the breeze" is an idiomatic expression for a relaxed conversation.

April 18, 2014

It appears that there's no exact translation.


I found this though that talks about "hacer la sobremesa"
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=5256

 

What are some other example sentences in spanish of how you would use sobremesa?

April 18, 2014

There's not really an equivalent in English for "sobremesa". "Lounging" or "to lounge" is a similar idea, but it doesn't specifically convey something that you do after a meal.

April 16, 2014

Thanks a lot Mike and torusan.

April 19, 2014

Thanks a lot torusan, but I have a question: how can I translate the word in the sentece that I used.

April 18, 2014
Carlos
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