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American English: /brɛd/
British English: /brɛd/

Translation of bread in Spanish:


  • 1 (Cookery) white/wholemeal bread
    pan blanco/integral
    a slice of bread and butter
    una rebanada de pan con mantequilla or (River Plate area) manteca
    to live on bread and water
    vivir a pan y agua
    bread and circuses
    pan y circo
    to be somebody's bread and butterteaching is his bread and butter
    se gana la vida enseñando
    tourism is this country's bread and butter
    este país subsiste gracias al turismo
    to break bread with somebody [literary]
    compartir la mesa con alguien
    to cast one's bread upon the waters [literary]
    hacer (el) bien sin mirar a quién
    to earn one's bread (and butter)
    ganarse la vida or [literary] el pan
    to know which side one's bread is buttered (on)
    saber lo que conviene (a uno)
    he knows which side his bread's buttered on
    sabe lo que le conviene
    to take the bread out of somebody's mouth
    quitarle el pan de la boca a alguien
    to want one's bread buttered on both sides
    querer el oro y el moro
    querer la chancha y los cinco reales or la chancha y los veinte (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Unfortified whole wheat bread and bread baked from cake flour will still be available.
    • Substitute whole-grain flour for half or all of the white flour when baking bread.
    • Baking a loaf of bread will change the way you think about food.

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