Questions tagged [comida]

Preguntas sobre la comida o la bebida. // Questions about food and the way that interact with language in Spanish speaking countries.

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How to say 'Does it come with...?' like at a restaurant

Today I was ordering at the local taqueria and I wanted to ask whether my meal came with chips. The verbatim translation would use the verb 'venir', something like "viene con chips", but this seems ...
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When does a "pez" become a "pescado"?

If I understand correctly, a live fish is a "pez" whereas one cooked or otherwise ready for eating (dead) is a "pescado." So when exactly does this transformation take place - when the fish is caught,...
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What are the different words for "beer"?

In Mexico, besides cerveza we call beer the following: cheve chela pisto (anything with alcohol) bironga helada fría These are used informally. Are there any other words used to address beer in ...
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How is “pea” translated into Spanish?

Primero mi pregunta en español: ¿Cómo se dice "pea" en español? Details in English: Until very, very recently, the only word I’ve ever known for the word “pea” is the word “guisante.” That all ...
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¿Por qué se denomina "panchitos" a las semillas de cacahuete fritas?

Panchito es Del dim. del n. p. Pancho. 1. m. Semilla de cacahuete frita, generalmente con sal. Parece que la palabra se incorporó al Diccionario de la Lengua en 2001 como "Cacahuete pelado y ...
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¿Cuál sería la traducción al español más aproximada para el "bento" japonés?

El bentō japonés, además de llegar a ser pequeñas obras de arte, son las comidas que los trabajadores japoneses se llevan a sus lugares de trabajo, y que se pueden comer del tiempo, sin necesidad de ...
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What is the difference between frijoles and habichuelas?

My understanding is that they both refer to "beans." But there are several types of beans. For instance, there are round, "starchy" kidney type beans. And there are long, stringy "green" beans. Could "...
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What is "el raspado"?

I saw this picture online: If you can't see it, it says: Y ahora, un Minion poema. Me gusta el helado, me gusta el raspado. Pero mas me gusta estar a tu lado. I understand all of it ...
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¿Cómo se convirtió el "xocoatl" del náhuatl en "chocolate"? ¿Es esta su etimología real?

El DLE nos dice que chocolate Etimología discutida; cf. náhuatl xocoatl, de xoco 'amargo' y atl 'agua'. m. Pasta hecha con cacao y azúcar molidos, a la que generalmente se añade canela o vainilla. ...
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¿Cómo expresar en español "comfort food"?

Según la Wikipedia (la entrada no tiene traducción al castellano), comfort food es Food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, ...
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¿Por qué llamamos "paraguayo" a esta fruta?

A la fruta de la fotografía la llamamos "paraguayo", por lo menos en la zona donde yo vivo. Esta acepción aparece en el diccionario de la RAE, pero no he encontrado nada sobre su origen. ¿...
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Why would "breakfast" be translated as "almuerzo," which means "lunch"?

In the original English edition of Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883) this passage appears: At last in strode the captain, slammed the door behind him, without looking to the right or ...
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Spanish words for cake, pie, pastry, etc [closed]

English has several specific words for different types of sweet, baked products: cake pie pastry tart torte cobbler Does Spanish have the same level of detail for describing these sweets? What would ...
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What's the name of a chupachús when it is not a Chupa-chups?

Last Sunday I was negotiating a bribe to my oldest son so I could cut his fingernails. I offered a couple gummy beans but he said Quiero una piruleta. ¿Tenemos todavía piruletas? I wasn't sure if we ...
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¿En qué países se dice "comer" en el mediodía y en cuáles en la noche?

El DRAE indica que: comer intr. Tomar la comida (‖ alimento que se toma al mediodía). Hoy no como en casa. intr. Tomar la cena (‖ última comida del día). Y luego tenemos que: ...
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Food questions - 'Is that with...?' [duplicate]

Let's say I don't want cheese on my food and I want to ask the waiter if something has cheese or not. How do I formulate this question? I'm particularly confused about the sorting of the words. I ...
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What is a generic word to refer to "icing"?

Icing refers to a creamy, sugary topping used on cakes, cupcakes, to fill twinkies, etc. It's typically made from butter or shortening and sugar, and often food coloring. What is a word in Spanish ...
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¿Por qué se llama "chupe" a la cerveza en México?

En la pregunta What are the different words for "beer"? hay una respuesta que da un listado grande de palabras usadas para llamar a la cerveza en México. Entre ellas me llamó la curiosidad ...
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how does one translate "smoking meat"?

I was trying to express, "I smoked some pork spare ribs this past weekend," in Spanish. I tried looking up smoking meats in the Spanish dictionary and often I get fumar (to smoke), asar (bbq), or ...