Translation of butter in Spanish:

butter

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌtər; ˈbʌtə(r)/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [bread] untar con mantequilla or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) manteca, ponerle* mantequilla or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) manteca a buttered toast tostadas (feminine plural) con mantequilla or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) manteca pour the mixture into a buttered dish (British English/inglés británico) vierta la mezcla en un molde enmantequillado or untado de mantequilla or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) enmantecado

Phrasal verbs

butter up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[colloquial/familiar] halagar* ([ interesadamente ]) darle* jabón a [colloquial/familiar], hacerle* la barba a (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], hacerle* la pata a (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.