- 1.1 [Culin] avena (f) (cocida) gachas (fpl) (de avena) (Esp) (before n) porridge oats copos (mpl) de avenaMore example sentences1.2 (imprisonment) (BrE) [slang/argot] to do porridge estar* a la sombra [familiar/colloquial] or en la cárcel
- 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.
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.