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cigarrito de perilla cortada

English translation: cigar with pre-cut smoking end

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Spanish term or phrase:cigarro puro de perilla cortada
English translation:cigar with pre-cut smoking end
Entered by: Philip Freyder
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08:40 Dec 21, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Manufacturing
Spanish term or phrase: cigarrito de perilla cortada
Context: Spanish tobacco company website describing different products in the cigar field.
Philip Freyder
Spain
Local time: 01:32
I would hesitate to say "mouthpiece" because there may be
Explanation:
no such implement. However, this is defined as "extremo del cigarro puro por donde se fuma".
The traditional cigar straight from the factory does not have a cut end. It is part of the "brandy ritual" (watching my grandfather) to toast the whole length on a candle, and when that is done, to pinch off a portion of the end that you are going to smoke with a metal cutter specially made for the purpose.
Your cigarrito cannot be very big and probably has a pre-cut smoking end, but careful, there are thousands of varieties!
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 01:32
Grading comment
The penny dropped! We're indeed talking about a small cigar with a pre-cut smoking end. I've smoked
this sort of cigar, and therefore should've known the term...put "perilla" (goatee!) confused me. You're
right: there's a wide variety, but the pre-cut cigar is pretty common on the Spanish market, while the
cigar with the wooden or plastic mouthpiece is a product I've only seen on the American market.

I'm familiar with the pre-smoking rite, and have a cigar cutter myself. Here in Spain, it's common for
smokers to drop the cigar into a snifter of cognac to wet the "perilla" before cutting it.

Thanks again.

...Phil / Madrid
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I would hesitate to say "mouthpiece" because there may be


Explanation:
no such implement. However, this is defined as "extremo del cigarro puro por donde se fuma".
The traditional cigar straight from the factory does not have a cut end. It is part of the "brandy ritual" (watching my grandfather) to toast the whole length on a candle, and when that is done, to pinch off a portion of the end that you are going to smoke with a metal cutter specially made for the purpose.
Your cigarrito cannot be very big and probably has a pre-cut smoking end, but careful, there are thousands of varieties!

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 01:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 17
Grading comment
The penny dropped! We're indeed talking about a small cigar with a pre-cut smoking end. I've smoked
this sort of cigar, and therefore should've known the term...put "perilla" (goatee!) confused me. You're
right: there's a wide variety, but the pre-cut cigar is pretty common on the Spanish market, while the
cigar with the wooden or plastic mouthpiece is a product I've only seen on the American market.

I'm familiar with the pre-smoking rite, and have a cigar cutter myself. Here in Spain, it's common for
smokers to drop the cigar into a snifter of cognac to wet the "perilla" before cutting it.

Thanks again.

...Phil / Madrid
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