08:01 Jan 11, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: tofu
soybean food material

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natofu or queso de soja
Sarah Brenchley
Blanca Rodr�guez
David Meléndez Tormen



3 mins

Es un queso de soya utilizado principalmente en comida japonesa y naturista.
Ve el siguienrte ejemplo:

1. Preparar el tofu
2. Cortarlo en trozos
3. Se congela durante 48 horas ( es necesario este tiempo para que la textura sea la adecuada) 4. Se colocan los trozos congelados en una bolsa de plástico y se guardan en el refrigerador por una semana ( el tofu adquiere color café)
5. Para descongelar: colocar el tofu congelado en un plato hondo, agregarle a los costados ( no encima para que no se desintegre) agua caliente, dejar 5 minutos. Se tira el agua caliente y se cubre con agua fría , la misma operación se repite hasta que el tofu quede blando. Escurrir el tofu , presionando con las palmas de las manos. Este tofu no se debe guardar, hay que utilizarlo en su totalidad."



David Meléndez Tormen
Local time: 12:34
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2019
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1 hr

It's the same name in Spanish, but with the grafic accent. Normally, the names of traditional dishes are not translate, like "paella" is not translated into English. There is no equivalent or translation because the only possible one would be an explanation of the ingredients and/or the preparation.

I would recommend an explanation in brackets, if you consider that the people the translation is addressed to are not familiar with the term.

Hope it helps.

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 12:34
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2 days 37 mins
tofu or queso de soja

Other possibilities:
cuajo o requesón del frijol de soya
Notice it does NOT have an accent on the U as the stress is on the first syllable,
I've put a link below.
Hope it helps and good luck.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 12:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 208
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