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"Broil" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "asar a la parrilla", and "grill" is a noun which is often translated as "la parrilla". Learn more about the difference between "broil" and "grill" below.
broil(
broyl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. asar a la parrilla
We're going to broil the steak so we get that nice charred flavor.Vamos a asar el bistec a la parrilla para darle ese rico sabor a carbón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to get hot)
a. achicharrarse
Day after day, we lay out on the beach and broiled in the hot sun.Un día tras otro, nos tumbábamos en la playa y nos achicharrábamos bajo el sol ardiente.
b. asarse
If you go to Madrid in August, be ready to broil.Si vas a Madrid en agosto, estáte preparado para asarte.
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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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