n (plural -toes)uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable
- 1.1 papa (feminine) or (Spain/España) patata (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) potato chips o (British English/inglés británico) crisps papas (feminine plural) or (Spain/España) patatas (fpl) fritas, papas (fpl) chip (Uruguay) potato masher pasapuré(s) (m), puretera (f) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) potato peeler pelapapas (masculine) or (Spain/España) pelapatatas (masculine) potato salad ensalada (feminine) de papa(s) or (Spain/España) patata(s)More example sentences1.2sweet potato
- Avoid fatty and fried foods and stick to starchy foods like rice, potatoes and pasta.
- Conventional wisdom dictates that starchy foods such as potatoes should give up their sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
- Alternatively, the lamb may be cooked with potatoes or rice, the fat cooking out to enrich and flavour the starchy accompaniment.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.