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14:16 Mar 13, 2008
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink / Pet food
Spanish term or phrase: barqueta
This term has come up in a label for some dog food. The whole sentence is 'dar 2 ó 5 barquetas por día' - as far as I can tell from other reference sources, 'barqueta' means 'tray' so I'm guessing that this must mean the dog bowl - but 2 to 5 bowls of dog food strikes me as a lot for 1 day! The ingredients suggest that this is a dry product (ie biscuit-type things rather than meat). Is it possible that 'barqueta' in this context could mean something different?

Any suggestions gratefully received...
Jessica Adler
Local time: 10:39
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1barra (bar) croqueta (queta) = barqueta. palabra inventadaEnrique Huber
4 +1scoop
bbt-ruth


Discussion entries: 4





  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
scoop


Explanation:
maybe the dog food comes with a measuring scoop?
barqueta is a tray but check those links - it can be any size so a scoop will fit here

www.laelisa.com/publicitarios_porciones.htm


    Reference: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.porkyavila...
    Reference: http://www.barea.com/empresa/tienda/asp/shopdisplayp...
bbt-ruth
United States
Local time: 05:39
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for all the suggestions! In the end I went for 'tray' but am sending it back to the client with a note to explain, as I don't think there's enough context to be sure.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Egmont
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
barra (bar) croqueta (queta) = barqueta. palabra inventada


Explanation:
Así se inventan muchas palabras. Espero les ayude.

Enrique Huber
Mexico
Local time: 04:39
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Wilson Piriz: Exactamente, Enrique. Estas son palabras compuestas y hechas de una interpretación bastante literal del idioma de origen. Me suena como que el "idioma de origen" es una tarducción, bastante deficiente, del inglés original. En fin ... suerte!
7 hrs

neutral  neilmac: Pues, el DRAE discrepa. "De barca y -eta." De barca y -eta.
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