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batata

Food Vocabulary 
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batata(
bah
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tah
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (vegetable)
a. sweet potato
En el restaurante, sirven las hamburguesas con batatas fritas.In the restaurant, they serve hamburgers with sweet potato fries.
b. yam
Añadí batata a la receta para darle un sabor dulce.I added yam to the recipe to give it a sweeter taste.
2. (botany)
a. sweet potato
Plantamos esquejes de batata en el huerto del jardín.We planted cuttings of sweet potatoes in the kitchen garden.
b. yam
Al sacar la planta de la tierra, vimos que era una batata por su color rojizo.When we pulled the plant out of the soil, we noticed it was a yam for its reddish color.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. calf
El perro me mordió la batata.The dog bit my calf.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(timid) (River Plate)
a. shy
Pedrito es muy batata y se pone rojo con solo hablarle.Pedrito is very shy and he goes red just with talking to him.
b. bashful
De pequeña, yo era una niña batata, pero ahora soy muy desenvuelta.I was a bashful child, but now I'm very self-assured.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(old auto)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. old car
La batata que yo manejaba tenía más de 20 años y acabó en el desguace.The old car I used to drive was more than 20 years old and ended up in the scrapper.
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batata
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. sweet potato
batata
adjective
1 (S. Cone) (tímido) bashful; shy
2 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (simple) simple; gullible
3 (Caribe) (llenito) chubby; plump; (rechoncho) squat
1 (Botánica) sweet potato; yam
2 (S. Cone) (timidez) bashfulness; embarrassment
3 (And) (Caribe) (pantorrilla) calf of the leg; (of the leg)
4 (S. Cone) (coche) car; auto(mobile); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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