Quick answer
"French fry" is a noun which is often translated as "la papa frita", and "fried potatoes" is a phrase which is often translated as "papas fritas". Learn more about the difference between "french fry" and "fried potatoes" below.
french fry(
frehnch
 
fray
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
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)
I want a hamburger with french fries.Quiero una hamburguesa con papas fritas.
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)
Do you have any ketchup to dip my french fries in?¿Tiene catsup para mojar mis patatas fritas?
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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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