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Usage note
This word may be treated as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing in the sense shown in 5).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (plant)
a. agave
Me clavé la espina de una pita en el dedo.I got an agave thorn stuck in my finger.
b. pita
De las pitas se extrae una fibra muy resistente.A very strong fiber is obtained from pitas.
2. (fiber)
a. pita fiber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿De qué está hecha esta hamaca? - Es de pita.What's this hammock made of? - It's pita fiber.
b. pita fibre (United Kingdom)
Las macetas colgaban de unas sogas de pita.The flowerpots were hanging from pita fibre ropes.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. hen
¿Diste de comer a las pitas?Did you feed the hens?
4. (twine) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. string
Átelo nomás con una pita.Just tie it with a string.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (culinary)
a. pita bread
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me encanta el pita relleno con humus y ensalada.I love pita bread filled with hummus and salad.
b. pita
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tienes que calentar la pita para que se pueda abrir bien.You have to warm up the pita so it can be easily opened.
c. pitta bread (United Kingdom)
El cordero viene acompañado de arroz y pita.The lamb is served with rice and pitta bread.
d. pitta (United Kingdom)
Mi pita estaba llena de ensalada pero tenía muy poca carne.My pitta was full of salad but had very little meat.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (used to call hens)
a. cluck
La anciana decía "pitas, pitas" mientras esparcía granos en el gallinero.The old lady said “cluck, cluck” as she scattered grain about the coop.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. agave
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1 (planta) agave; pita; (fibra) pita fibre; pita thread; (Chile) (Perú) (hilo) string
enredar la pita (Latinoamérica) to stir things up
2 pitas (Centroamérica) (mentiras) lies
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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