tortilla
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tortilla(
tawr
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ti
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yuh
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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. (wheat or corn flatbread)
a. la tortilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you like me to make your burrito with a corn tortilla?¿Quieres que haga tu burrito con una tortilla de maíz?
2. (omelet with potato and onion)
a. la tortilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What did you have for breakfast? - A tortilla.¿Qué desayunaste? - Una tortilla.
b. la tortilla a la española
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Let's go to Bar Docamar and get a tortilla.Vamos al Docamar por una tortilla a la española.
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tortilla
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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tortilla(
tohr
-
tee
-
yah
)
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. tortilla
Nunca faltan las tortillas en una comida mexicana.Tortillas are never lacking in a Mexican meal.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Spain
(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.
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tortilla
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)
a.
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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tortilla
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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