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09:46 Sep 18, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: melao
Erica Rodriguez

Summary of answers provided
naVer abajoLeonardo Lamarche
naSugar Cane Syrup
George Rabel
nasugar cane syrup
Luz Bordenkircher
namelao - jugo de cañaGeisha (Angie) Hayes
naCane syrup, syrupJesús Paredes



6 mins
Cane syrup, syrup

I have supplied the translation for "melado" since I have never seen "melao" although this pronunciation is used sometimes when talking casually. I think this is the spelling for "melon" in Portuguese with a cedilla under the letter "a". Good luck!

Jesús Paredes
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32 mins
melao - jugo de caña

In Puerto Rico, "melao" is the common term for "jugo de caña" - sugar cane juice or syrup.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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51 mins
sugar cane syrup

I believe you must be translating for a Colombian. Melao is a syrup made of "panela" which is a block of solid condensate syrup obtained from sugar cane. It is used in Colombia for many delicious desserts, one of them being "Cuajada con Melao".

Hope this helps you!

Luz Bordenkircher
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1 hr
Sugar Cane Syrup

But if the context is Puerto Rican...then it would be the juice and not the syrup. In Cuba ther juice is "guarapo" and the syrup "melao" or "melado".

George Rabel
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9 hrs
Ver abajo

Melao is colloquial spanish. It refers to any liquid with a consistency(viscosity) similar to molasses (melaza in spanish). Hope it helps.

Leonardo Lamarche
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