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Food Vocabulary 
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
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. tortilla
Nunca faltan las tortillas en una comida mexicana.Tortillas are never lacking in a Mexican meal.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in Spain
a. omelet
Regionalism used in the United States
(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.
c. tortilla (Spanish tortilla)
Cuando estuvimos en Madrid, tomábamos todos los días una ración de tortilla como aperitivo en un bar del centro.When we were in Madrid, we used to have a portion of tortilla as an appetizer every day in a bar downtown.
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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 huevo)
a. omelet
2. (fig)
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
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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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