Quick answer
"Crisps" is a form of "crisp", an adjective which is often translated as "crujiente". "Fried potatoes" is a phrase which is often translated as "papas fritas". Learn more about the difference between "crisps" and "fried potatoes" below.
crisp(
krihsp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (crunchy)
a. crujiente
Bake the biscuits for 20 minutes, until crisp and golden.Hornea las galletas durante 20 minutos hasta que estén crujientes y doradas.
This bread is perfect! The outside is crisp and the inside is soft.¡Este pan está perfecto! La parte de afuera está crujiente y la de adentro está suave.
b. crocante
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I like my bacon really crisp, almost burned.Me gusta el tocino bien crocante, casi quemado.
2. (fresh)
a. fresco (lettuce, salad, sheets)
Lasagna is delicious accompanied by a crisp green salad.La lasaña es deliciosa acompañada de una ensalada verde fresca.
b. nuevecito (banknote)
The ATM dispensed ten crisp 20 dollar bills.El cajero automático expendió diez billetes nuevecitos de 20 dólares.
c. recién planchado (shirt)
He was wearing a crisp white shirt that emphasized his tan.Llevaba una camisa blanca recién planchada, que hacía resaltar su bronceado.
3. (invigorating)
a. vigorizante (air)
She drew in deep breaths of the clean, crisp mountain air.Aspiró profundamente el aire de montaña limpio y vigorizante.
b. frío y despejado (day or morning)
It was a crisp and sunny winter morning - perfect for a walk.Era una mañana soleada de invierno fría y despejada, perfecta para una caminata.
c. fresco
We were hoping for a bright, crisp day, without the freezing wind.Esperábamos tener un día claro y fresco sin viento helado.
4. (brusque)
a. seco
Her reply was crisp, and she let him see that she was angry.Respondió en tono seco, dejando ver que estaba enojada.
5. (concise)
a. escueto
His writing style is always crisp and to the point, getting his message across very clearly.Su estilo al escribir es siempre escueto y conciso, y comunica su mensaje muy claramente.
6. (sharp)
a. nítido
The crisp tones of the snare drum mark the rhythm clearly.El tono nítido del tambor marca claramente el ritmo.
7. (tight)
a. apretado
Rollers can make existing curls crisper and more structured.Los rulos pueden hacer más apretados y estructurados los rizos naturales.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to make crisp)
a. tostar
Towards the end of cooking, turn the oven up high to crisp the chicken skin.Hacia el final del horneado, sube la temperatura para tostar la piel del pollo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. la papa frita
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There were bowls of crisps and peanuts on the tables.Había boles de papas fritas y maníes en las mesas.
b. la patata frita
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Can you get me a packet of cheese and onion crisps?¿Me puedes comprar una bolsa de patatas fritas de sabor queso y cebolla?
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fried potatoes
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (culinary)
a. las papas fritas
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Fried chicken, fried rice, fried potatoes ... Everything's fried here!Pollo frito, arroz frito, papas fritas... ¡Aquí todo es frito!
b. las patatas fritas
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Spanish omelettes are made with eggs, fried potatoes, and sometimes onions too.Las tortillas españolas se hacen con huevo, patatas fritas y, a veces, también cebolla.
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