ASK A QUESTION How do you say collard greens in Spanish?
How do you say collard greens in Spanish? Is there a word for that in Spanish or is that mostly an American thing?
I've received different translations such as:
-verduras -berzas -verdes
But verduras, literally means vegetables, berzas is the plural of cabbage, and verdes just means greens. I'm guessing the closest thing would be verdes?
Verdes de yuck !
collard greens npl (dark-green cabbage-like vegetable) México col silvestre nf
Cooked collard greens look like spinach but taste much different. col berza nf
I found this on WR, I didn't know that existed actually, we do not use that in Spain.
The plant is also called couve in Brazil, couve-galega in Portugal, kovi or kobi in Cape Verde, berza in Spanish-speaking countries, raštika in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and raštan in Montenegro and Serbia. In Kashmir, it is called haak.
I read a discussion on that where it meant different things between Chile and Argentina.
Indeed. Checking Wikipedia is the easiest way to find the proper word, as you can switch the language for the same article.
According to Wikipedia, Collard Greens are correctly translated as "Berza".
Where I grew up we called them Acelgas, which Wikipedia informs me are "Chard".
Looking at them side by side, I can clearly see the difference, but I can also see how they can be easily confused. Berza they are, then. Now, what they're actually called in a supermarket in different countries is a different matter.
¡Gracias por las respuestas!