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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?
"barqueta" has just cropped up in a translation I'm doing about convenience foods (ensaladas en barquetas) and it obviously refers to a deep, tray-type container, which is also the DRAE definition: http://dle.rae.es/?id=56G8hT1
Just a thought: could it be a typo for barreta, and that the food comes in bars? On the other hand, Ruth's scoop seems just the right word, although why they'd use barqueta in Spanish still escapes me.