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feminine noun
1. (culinary) (Latin America) 
a. tortilla 
Nunca faltan las tortillas en una comida mexicana.Tortillas are never lacking in a Mexican meal.
2. (culinary) (Cuba) (Spain) 
a. omelet (United States) 
Una tortilla española lleva huevo, papa, cebolla y mucho aceite de oliva.A Spanish omelet has egg, potato, onion, and a lot of olive oil.
b. omelette (United Kingdom) 
Quisiera estar de vuelta en Marbella, desayunando una tortilla.I wish I were back in Marbella, having an omelette for breakfast.
1. (de huevo) 
a. omelet 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
dar la vuelta a la tortillato turn everything upside down
tortilla (a la) españolaSpanish o potato omelet
tortilla (a la) francesaFrench o plain omelet
3. (de maíz) 
a. tortilla 
b. thin maize pancake 
1 [de huevo] omelette
hacer algo una tortilla to smash sth up
van a hacer el negocio una tortilla they're sure to mess the deal up
hacer a algn una tortilla to beat sb up (familiar)
volver la tortilla a algn
dar la vuelta a la tortilla to turn the tables
volverse la tortilla
se ha vuelto la tortilla now the boot is on the other foot; it's a different story now
se le volvió la tortilla it came out all wrong for him; it all blew up in his face
tortilla de patatas tortilla española Spanish potato omelette
tortilla francesa plain omelette
2 (Centroamérica) (México) [de maíz] flat maize pancake; tortilla
3 (lesbianismo) lesbian sex
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