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Translation of tapa in English:

sustantivo femenino


Cultural Note: tapas

In Spain, these are small portions of food served in bars and cafés with a drink. There is a wide variety, including Spanish omelet, seafood, different kinds of cooked potatoes, salads, cheese, ham, and chorizo. They can be very elaborate, and people often order several to make a meal. Tapas are part of a lifestyle and the social aspect is very important. The practice of going out for a drink and tapas is known as tapeo.
Example sentences
  • Considerando la tapa de cilindro pieza fundamental de este motor procedo a explicar sus características.
  • Cerramos la tapa y observamos por abajo como el ventilador funciona.
  • El refrigerador como un gran libro compuesto únicamente de tapas en blanco.

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