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"Bistec" is a noun which is often translated as "steak", and "empanada" is a noun which is often translated as "empanada". Learn more about the difference between "bistec" and "empanada" below.
bistec(
bees
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tehk
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. steak
Cada vez que vamos a un restaurante, él pide el corte más grande de bistec.Whenever we go to a restaurant, he orders the largest cut of steak.
b. beefsteak
Mi plato favorito es el bistec encebollado con arroz y habichuelas.My favorite dish is beefsteak with onions and rice and beans.
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empanada(
ehm
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pah
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nah
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (individual sweet or savory filled pastry)
a. empanada
¿Probaste estas empanadas de pollo con champiñones?Did you try these chicken and mushroom empanadas?
b. pasty (United Kingdom)
Cociné empanadas de carne.I cooked some meat pasties.
c. turnover
Mi abuela nos está preparando empanadas de manzana.My grandmother is making us apple turnovers.
2. (baked dish with sweet or savory filling)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pie
Esta empanada de frutas es para seis personas.This fruit pie serves six people.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(piece of deception)
a. cover-up
Creo que hay una empanada monumental aquí.I think there's a monumental cover-up going on here.
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