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00:12 Nov 7, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Other / sugar cane
Spanish term or phrase: una greca para colar café
Hi again:

El contexto:


La suya es una buena madre "porque trabaja todos los días" y Siano le ha traído como regalo una greca para colar café porque hoy es el día de la madre.

Thanks in advance,

Pilar
phortelano
Local time: 11:39


Summary of answers provided
5 +3coffee machine/maker/percolator
Terry Burgess
5 +2espresso potJanine Libbey
4 +1stove-top espresso coffee-maker
Carmen Schultz


Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
espresso pot


Explanation:
Fool-Proof Expresso Maker (Greca)

This expresso coffee pot makes 6 cups of the best coffee you will ever taste! Perfect for those in storm prone areas, as it does not require electricity (though your stove might!).


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Note added at 31 mins (2007-11-07 00:44:35 GMT)
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Espresso pots (aluminum stove top) are always called "grecas" in Puerto Rico


    Reference: http://www.islaonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1315INM
Janine Libbey
United States
Local time: 04:39
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
9 hrs
  -> Gracias!

agree  Maria523
18 hrs
  -> Gracias, Maria.
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
coffee machine/maker/percolator


Explanation:
HTH:-)

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Note added at 6 mins (2007-11-07 00:19:09 GMT)
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Véase:
In modern, urban Dominican homes, "colar café" endures as the expression meaning "to make coffee", even if you are using the ubiquitous greca, the aluminum ...
http://www.dr1.com/articles/coffee_1.shtml

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Note added at 42 mins (2007-11-07 00:55:04 GMT)
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Aquí pongo la definición [en inglés] del Mirriam-Webster's para "percolator":

per·co·la·tor (pûrÆkà l!ÅtÃr), n.
1. a kind of coffeepot in which boiling water in a repeated process is forced up a hollow stem, filters down through ground coffee in a sievelike container, and returns to the pot below.
2. something that percolates.
[1835–45; PERCOLATE + -OR2]

Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 04:39
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  teju: It's not a machine, it's the old-fashioned metal percolator. Saludos :)
15 mins
  -> Old fashioned...just like me! Thanks, teju..y muchos saludos:-))

neutral  Juan Jacob: Con teju: no es una máquina, es un simple filtro de los antigüitos. Entiendo, entiendo: pero dice "colar"... se colaba café casi casi con un calcetín. Jeje. Saludos.
24 mins
  -> Hola, Juan! 'Tá bien...pero puse varias opciones y "máquina" fue solo una de ellas. Checa la definición de "percolator", a ver si te gusta:-)) Saludos, Juan:-))

agree  bigedsenior: Your coffee is perking. They are old fashioned all right. But I remember them made with an upper and lower glass pot. The big name was Silex. Of course that was long before Mr. Coffee.
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, bigedsenior:-) Boy have you taken me back a few years!! Saludos:-)

agree  Sandra Holt: Yes, I'd opt for "percolator" see Cambridge's description: percolator noun [C] a device for making coffee in which hot water passes through crushed coffee beans into a container below.
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Sandra, and appreciate the tip too:-))
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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
stove-top espresso coffee-maker


Explanation:
It's NOT an electric or fancy espresso machine -- instead, it refers to the rudimentary stove-top espresso coffee-maker that is very affordable.

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Note added at 32 mins (2007-11-07 00:45:11 GMT)
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St. George's Orthodox Church & Affiliated Ministries St. George's ...1 Small Pot Espresso Coffee (Spanish-style coffee maker, for on the burner) ... Put water into the bottom of the stove-top espresso maker (a “greca”). ...
www.stgeorgepantry.org/beverages.html - 75k - Cached - Similar pages


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Note added at 33 mins (2007-11-07 00:46:17 GMT)
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Halfvalue - Cheap Cafetera , magic and combi items on Halfvalue.comPaperback 2007. Cafetera De Aluminio / Greca Aluminum Coffee Maker ... Looking for a saeco espresso machines, a saeco espresso maker, or a saeco espresso ...
www.halfvalue.com/cafetera/search.html - 59k - Cached - Similar pages


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Note added at 6 hrs (2007-11-07 07:10:33 GMT)
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"...Put water into the bottom of the stove-top espresso maker (a “greca”). These are inexpensive and can be purchased at almost any Mexican or Latino Grocery store. Add espresso roasted coffee. Prepare the coffee, which steams upward into the top of the coffee maker..."

Carmen Schultz
Local time: 04:39
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 19

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
9 hrs
  -> gracias : )
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