The word "sartén" can be used in the masculine or feminine depending on the region and/or formality of the situation in which it's used.
el sartén, la sartén(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (culinary)
a. frying pan
Utiliza un sartén para dorar la carne.Use a frying pan to brown the meat.
b. frypan
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Compré dos sartenes y dos cazos.I bought two frypans and two saucepans.
c. fry pan
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Crees que cabrán las patatas en esa sartén?Do you think the potatoes will fit in that fry pan?
d. skillet
Calienta la sartén para freír los huevos.Heat up the skillet to fry the eggs.
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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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. frying pan
b. fry-pan
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (fam fig)
tener la sartén por el mangoto call the shots
sartén (Latinoamérica)
frying pan
coger la sartén por donde quema to act rashly
saltar de la sartén y dar en la brasa to jump out of the frying pan into the fire; tener la sartén por el mango to have the upper hand
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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