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"Plato principal" is a noun which is often translated as "main course", and "bebida" is a noun which is often translated as "drink". Learn more about the difference between "plato principal" and "bebida" below.
plato principal(
plah
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toh
 
preen
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see
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pahl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. main course
La comida consistió en dos entradas, un plato principal de pescado y un postre.The meal consisted of two starters, a main course of fish, and a dessert.
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bebida(
beh
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bee
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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. (liquid)
a. drink
La camarera nos sirvió las bebidas junto con la comida.The waitress served the drinks together with the food.
b. beverage
¿Qué edad hay que tener para tomar bebidas alcohólicas?How old do you have to be to drink alcoholic beverages?
2. (excessive alcohol consumption)
a. drinking
El problema de la bebida es cada vez más grave entre los jóvenes.Drinking is an increasingly serious problem among young people.
b. drink
La bebida lo va a matar.Drink will kill him.
3. (act of drinking alcoholic beverages)
a. drinking
Lo siento, caballeros, pero está prohibida la bebida en el mercado.I'm sorry, gentlemen; drinking isn't allowed in the market.
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