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plato fuerte

plato fuerte(
plah
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toh
 
fwehr
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. main course
El plato fuerte consiste en pavo relleno y papas.The main course consists of stuffed turkey and potatoes.
b. main dish
Me pareció que la entrada estaba más rica que el plato fuerte.I think that the starter tasted better than the main dish.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(main topic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La inmigración fue el plato fuerte del discurso que dio el presidente.Immigration was the central theme of the president's speech.
Los trapecistas fueron el plato fuerte del espectáculo del circo.The trapeze artists were the pièce de résistance of the circus show.
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