Dictionary source: Spanish-English Food Dictionary
Spanish to English translation of merienda (n.) = late-afternoon snack ; early-evening snack ; teatime ; afternoon tea ; tea. Ex: Also like many athletes, Mendez says everyone needs to fuel his body every four to five hours and, especially, have a late-afternoon snack. Ex: The hotel staff is very friendly and laid-back -- we could bring our own food and wine into the bar area and have an early-evening snack. Ex: To most people in Britain, the phrase 'clotted cream' instantly summons up an image of teatime. Ex: In the past whether you took 'afternoon tea' or 'high tea' was a peek into your social standing. Ex: Before tea invaded Britain, the English ate only breakfast and dinner. ---- * ir de merienda al campo = go for + a picnic. * merienda cena = high tea. * merienda de negros = pandemonium ; bedlam ; free-for-all. (v.) = have + a late-afternoon snack ; have + tea ; snack. Ex: If you're planning on exercising after work, have a late afternoon snack to give you energy. Ex: Hats are not required when ladies have tea with the Queen, but they are still the most creative fashion statements you will see. Ex: I stayed there for several hours, snacking on hunks of bread and cheese and putting pen to paper. ---- * merendarse = thrash ; beat + Nombre + (all) hollow ; beat + Nombre + hands down ; trounce ; walk all over + Alguien ; polish + Nombre + off ; make + short change of.