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How many ways can you say popcorn in spanish? I only know palomitas.
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updated NOV 15, 2008
posted by Gardenia

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tad said:

Alternatives to palomitas (cut and paste from WR) EVERYWHERE: "PALOMITAS DE MAÍZ"

COLOMBIA: "CRISPETAS, PALOMITAS"

ECUADOR: "CANGUIL"

ARGENTINA: "POCHOCLO, PORORÿ"

VENEZUELA: "COTUFA"

ISLAS CANARIAS: "COTUFA"

ESPAÿA: "PALOMITAS"

BRASIL: "PIPOCA"

USA: "POP CORN"

¡Jesús! No conocía ni "cotufa", no sé si Lazarus sí.

updated NOV 15, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Alternatives to palomitas (cut and paste from WR)

EVERYWHERE: "PALOMITAS DE MAÍZ"
COLOMBIA: "CRISPETAS, PALOMITAS"
ECUADOR: "CANGUIL"
ARGENTINA: "POCHOCLO, PORORÿ"
VENEZUELA: "COTUFA"
ISLAS CANARIAS: "COTUFA"
ESPAÿA: "PALOMITAS"
BRASIL: "PIPOCA"
USA: "POP CORN"

updated NOV 15, 2008
posted by tad
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in colombia, we say crispetas or maíz pira

updated NOV 15, 2008
posted by maggie
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Actually, you can say "popped corn." I think my Grandpa used to just say, "I'm gonna pop some corn."

lazarus1907 said:

How many ways of saying popcorn have you got in English? I only know one in Spanish: palomitas (de maíz)

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updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Interesting question, gardenia, I was with lazarus on this. _We only have one way in Spain and I also thought that this was the only one.

Welcome to the forum.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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WR gives this:

palomitas fpl (de maíz), cabritas fpl (de maíz) (Chi), pororó m (RPl), maíz m pira or tote (Col)

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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En Ecuador se lo llama "canguil"

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Noralia
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gracias

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Gardenia
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Interesting question, gardenia, I was with lazarus on this. _We only have one way in Spain and I also thought that this was the only one.

Welcome to the forum.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Thank you very much. Only one way to say popcorn in english, but I was told you can say popcorn in spanish many ways. Depends where your at. Also I heard you can say gallitos

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Gardenia
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Guatemala, poporópo

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Pochoclo is how they said it in Argentina.

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by Nathaniel
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How many ways of saying popcorn have you got in English? I only know one in Spanish: palomitas (de maíz)

updated NOV 14, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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