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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cake
Quiero una torta nupcial de chocolate.I want a chocolate wedding cake.
b. pie (savory)
La torta de carne es mi favorita.Meat pie is my favorite.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Spain
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. pancake
Desayunó tortas de maíz.She had corn pancakes for breakfast.
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. sandwich
Ese lugar sirve las tortas de pollo más ricas de todo México.That place serves the best chicken sandwiches in all of Mexico.
4. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. omelet
Tomará una torta de tres huevos.He will have a three-egg omelet.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. slap (with an open hand)
Le pegó una torta a su hermano por decir una grosería.She slapped her brother for saying a bad word.
b. thump (blow)
Sentí una torta en la espalda cuando la rama se me cayó encima.I felt a thump on my back when the branch fell on me.
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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. (de harina)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. flat, round plain cake
2. (dulce)
a. cake
3. (salada)
a. pie
4. (tortilla)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. flat omelet, frittata
5. (sandwich)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. filled roll
6. (fig)
nos costó la torta un panit cost us an arm and a leg
7. (colloquial)
a. slap (in the face)
dar o pegar una torta a alguiento slap somebody (in the face)
8. (colloquial)
a. thump
darse o pegarse una tortato bang oneself
9. (colloquial)
ni tortanot a thing
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1 (bofetada) thump; (puñetazo) punch; sock (familiar); (caída) fall; (choque) crash
liarse a tortas to get involved in a punch-up
2 (pastel) cake; (con base de masa quebrada) tart; flan; (crepe) pancake; (México) sandwich
la torta costó un pan it worked out dearer than expected; it was more trouble than it was worth
eso es tortas y pan pintado it's child's play; it's a cinch (muy_familiar)
¡ni torta! I haven't a clue!; not the foggiest!
no entendió ni torta he didn't understand a word of it
nos queda la torta there's a lot left over
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (tortilla)
torta de huevos omelet(te)
4 (España) (borrachera)
agarrar una torta to get plastered (familiar)
estar con la torta
5 (Tipografía) font
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