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palate

Pronunciation: /ˈpælət/

Translation of palate in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] paladar (masculine) soft palate velo (masculine) del paladar hard palate paladar duro
    Example sentences
    • Forty percent of head and neck cancers occur in the oral cavity, including the tongue, floor of the mouth, palate, lips and oropharynx.
    • This surgery involves drawing tissue from either side of the mouth to rebuild the palate and requires two or three nights in the hospital, the first night in the intensive care unit.
    • The palate is defined anatomically as the roof of the mouth.
    1.2 (sense of taste) paladar (masculine) a wine for the discerning palate un vino para paladares exigentes
    Example sentences
    • This north Indian food festival has the essential ingredients to suit different palates.
    • In the past, children's palates were trained to appreciate different kinds of flavours in different societies through eating together with adults.
    • The Spanish palate is different than the Mexican palate; though the two countries share the same tongue they have different tastes.

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