Translation of tea in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tiː/


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (drink) (masculine) a cup of tea una taza de té a pot of tea una tetera de té lemon tea té con limón tea with milk té con leche
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    • He was making popcorn on the stove and boiling water for tea.
    • Gaunt mothers and children sat near their tents, sometimes boiling water for tea, a ritual of normalcy that they still maintained.
    • Things have changed from drinking plain tea to water to special solutions but one must know the guidelines.
    1.2 countable/numerable (cup of tea) (British English/inglés británico) two teas, please dos tés, por favor 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (leaves) (masculine) China/Indian tea té chino/indio not for all the tea in China [dated/anticuado] ni por todo el oro del mundo
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    • That time Mary McCormack in her little thatched shop kept flour, tea, sugar, salt, lamp oil, and perhaps some liquorice sweets.
    • Canned meats and fish, as well as flour, tea, and sugar, have become important food items as well.
    • At one end of the market, a few stands sold a variety of local spices, sauces, tea and jams.
    1.4 uncountable/no numerable (plant) (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [plantation/grower] de té
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    • The Camellia sinensis tea plant is native to China and commercially produced in tropical and subtropical regions, primarily China, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
    • The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, comes in many forms - black, green, oolong.
    • The filmmaker also found unusual trees: a tea plant, a ban oak, copper beeches, a maidenhair tree in Killarney, and a Kentucky coffee bean tree in Greenside.
  • 2 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (meal) 2.1 (in the afternoon) (m), merienda (f), onces (fpl) (Andes) to have tea tomar el té, merendar*, tomar onces (Andes) 2.2 (evening) (British English/inglés británico) cena (f), comida (f) (Latin America/América Latina) to have tea cenar, comer (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • The people were British in their manner, tea was had frequently and the evening meal was called tea, not dinner.
    • I cooked tea for myself a few days ago and managed to eat a very undercooked steak and kidney pudding (it's a long story), and have been feeling a bit rough ever since.
    • I sighed and went to the kitchen, to cook tea with the food that she had promised to buy on her way back from the midwife's.
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    • The two princesses had to have a cooked tea because they were in bed by dinner time, but they also had afternoon tea, with sandwiches, scones and a large cake.
    • It was a successful afternoon enjoyed by everyone, which was followed by afternoon tea, consisting of sandwiches and cakes supplied by the choir.
    • That is always assuming that they can fit it all in after having been served up a full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and home-made cakes and canapés.

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