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Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːrɪdʒ; ˈpɒrɪdʒ/

Translation of porridge in Spanish:


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  • 1.1 [Cookery/Cocina] avena (feminine) ([ cocida ]) gachas (feminine plural) ([ de avena ]) (Spain/España) (before noun/delante del nombre) porridge oats copos (masculine plural) de avena
    Example sentences
    • Among the dishes made from barley, barley porridge is more delicate than oatmeal porridge, to the point of being rather insipid.
    • For breakfast I'll have porridge with soya milk and fruit, sprinkled with some ground cinnamon.
    • A restaurant serving dishes including snail porridge and smoked bacon and egg ice cream has been named the second best in the world.
    1.2 (imprisonment) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] to do porridge estar* a la sombra [colloquial/familiar] or en la cárcel

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