Spanish word of the day: ‘Tostar’

Spanish word of the day: 'Tostar'
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Today’s word of the day is the verb 'tostar' and means to toast, apart from using it with food you can also use it when referring to people.

Note: this is an irregular verb so check out the conjugation of tostar.


Let’s see some examples:

  • Me encanta el pan tostado.

            I love toast.


You can use tostar as burn food too:


  • La comida se tostó demasiado por dejarla en la lumbre tanto tiempo.

               The food burnt because we left it on the fire for a long time.


Or to roast:


  • Los granos de café se tuestan antes de preparar café.

               The coffee beans are roasted before preparing coffee.


The reflexive form ‘tostarse’ can be used to refer to tanning.

  • Vamos a la playa a tostarnos al sol.

             Let’s go to the beach to get tanned.


Check out this song which uses the word: 



Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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