entrée

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "entree."
entrée(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (main course)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el plato fuerte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
You have a choice of shrimp, fish, or beef for your entrée.Tienes la elección de camarones, pescado o res para el plato fuerte.
b. el plato principal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Yolanda prepared fried chicken for the entrée.Yolanda preparó pollo frito para el plato principal.
2. (starter) (United Kingdom)
a. la entrada
(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).
(F)
I'll have the fried camembert with plum jelly as an entrée.Quiero el camembert frito con jalea de ciruela pasa como entrada.
b. el entrante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Would you like an entrée to start? - Yes, please. I'll have the crispy tiger prawns.¿Quiere un entrante para empezar? - Sí, por favor. Ponme las gambas tigre crujientes.
c. el primer plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I think I'll have a dessert today and skip the entrée.Creo que voy a tomar un postre hoy y dejar el primer plato.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(entrance)
a. la entrada
(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).
(F)
The bride made her entrée into the church accompanied by an operatic solo.La novia hizo su entrada a la iglesia acompañada de un solo operístico.
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entrée
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (first course) (United Kingdom)
a. el entrada f, primer plato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (main course)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el plato principal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
entrée [ˈɒntreɪ]
noun
1 (entrance) entrada (f)
2 (Cookery) plato (m) fuerte or principal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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