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"Barbecue" is a noun which is often translated as "la parrillada", and "grill" is a noun which is often translated as "la parrilla". Learn more about the difference between "barbecue" and "grill" below.
barbecue(
bar
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buh
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kyu
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gathering of people)
a. la parrillada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Are you coming to my barbecue this weekend?¿Vienes a mi parrillada este fin de semana?
We had a barbecue in the parking lot before the game.Hicimos una parrillada en el estacionamiento antes del partido.
b. el asado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My extended family gets together for a barbecue twice every month.Mi familia entera se reúne para un asado dos veces al mes.
c. la barbacoa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We're having a big barbecue tomorrow to celebrate my birthday.Mañana vamos a hacer una gran barbacoa para celebrar mi cumpleaños.
2. (culinary)
a. la barbacoa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This restaurant serves the best barbecue in the entire city.Este restaurante sirve la mejor barbacoa en toda la ciudad.
3. (device for cooking)
a. la parrilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Should I get a charcoal barbecue, or a gas one?¿Debo comprarme una parrilla a carbón, o una a gas?
b. la barbacoa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The worst part about grilling food is cleaning the barbecue.La peor parte de asar comida es limpiar la barbacoa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to grill)
a. asar a la parrilla
How do you want me to cook the chicken? I can make it in the oven or barbecue it.¿Cómo quieres que haga el pollo? Puedo hacerlo al horno o asarlo a la parrilla.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to a barbecue)
a. de barbacoa
Now that we have a garden, we could buy a barbecue grill.Ahora que tenemos jardín, podríamos comprar una parrilla de barbacoa.
b. de barbacoas
The weather is great. Barbecue season has started.Hace un tiempo estupendo. Ha empezado la temporada de barbacoas.
c. para hacer barbacoas
Is there a barbecue area in the park?¿Hay una zona para hacer barbacoas en el parque?
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grill(
grihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cooking grate)
a. la parrilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My cousin built a grill in his backyard.Mi primo construyó una parrilla en su patio trasero.
b. el grill
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you don't feel like lighting charcoal, it's time for a gas grill.Si no tienes ganas de encender el carbón, es hora de que te compres un grill a gas.
c. el gratinador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I overdid it a little on the grill, but it tastes good.Se me pasó un poco en el gratinador, pero sabe rico.
2. (dish)
a. la parrillada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had a delicious seafood grill with our day's catch.Hicimos una deliciosa parrillada de mariscos con la pesca del día.
3. (restaurant)
a. la parrilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The food at Pancho's grill is tasty.La comida de la parrilla de Pancho está rica.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cook on the grill)
a. asar a la parrilla
We have three kilos of meat to grill for the party.Tenemos tres kilos de carne para asar a la parrilla para la fiesta.
b. hacer a la parrilla
I am going to grill the lobster.Voy a hacer la langosta a la parrilla.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to interrogate)
a. interrogar
The detective grilled the suspect for seven hours without a break.El detective interrogó al sospechoso por siete horas sin descansar.
b. acribillar a preguntas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My brothers are going to grill me about my new girlfriend.Mis hermanos me van a acribillar a preguntas sobre mi nueva novia.
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