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pap

Pronunciation: /pæp/

Translation of pap in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (soft food) papilla (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Babies are breast-fed on demand, often for well over a year, although solid foods, usually rice pap, may be introduced at a young age.
    • Therefore to stuff the baby with paps and slops is to deprive it of the most strengthening food; for if its stomach be filled with pap, there cannot be any room for food.
    • Throughout the years a soft gruel-like substance called pap was fed to small babies. Pap was made of a number of things including ground cornmeal and water.
    1.2 /pʌp/ (South Africa/Sudáfrica) [Cookery/Cocina] (sweet porridge)[ papilla de harina de maíz hervida ]
    Example sentences
    • Other items include a finger lunch of meat dishes, vegetables and salads or a braai menu of chicken peri-peri, rump steak, traditional wors served with pap, rolls, roasted potato and tomato gravy.
    • Apart from tasting traditional Xhosa food - from kudu steaks to samp and beans and stywe pap - the Canadians will be licking their fingers as they tuck into specially made Springbok wors.
    • Customers are given a choice between pap and rice served with chicken or beef stew.
    1.3 (drivel) this book/show is mindless pap! este libro/espectáculo es una estupidez or una tontería

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