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English translation: offal

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13:20 Jun 28, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: carnes chicas
An item on a list of frozen beef exports. Could it be meat from young animals (in this case, veal)?

Many thanks,
wendy griswold
Local time: 22:14
English translation:offal
Explanation:
Just found a bunch of websites which have *carnes chicas* of various kinds listed (trachea, cow's stomach, etc.). This is called *offall* in English (See James Joyce's Ulysses for an eater of offal...)
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:14
Grading comment
Actually, I think everyone was right. This term seems to have several possible interpretations. A slaughterhouse
in Uruguay told me "trimmings." Several knowledgeable Uruguayans translate it as "offal," and
several others told me it refers to the meat from young animals, which in this case would be
veal.
So I ended up telling the client it was probably "trimmings," but controversial.

Many thanks!
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naveal
Elinor Thomas
naMore on carne chica
Yolanda Broad
naoffal
Yolanda Broad
navealJesús Paredes


  

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37 mins
veal


Explanation:
You are right. I checked this article on Argentinian meat and I found the following: Los supermercados, como promedio de las principales cadenas, también marcan la carne con un 40-50% de margen, mientras que en el caso de carnes "chicas"(TERNERA) los márgenes de remarcación suele exceder el 60%.




    Reference: http://read.adm.ufrgs.br/read10/artigo/artigo1.htm
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 23:14
PRO pts in pair: 151
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42 mins
offal


Explanation:
Just found a bunch of websites which have *carnes chicas* of various kinds listed (trachea, cow's stomach, etc.). This is called *offall* in English (See James Joyce's Ulysses for an eater of offal...)


    Reference: http://www.afip.gov.ar/AFIP/resol6597b.htm
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:14
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
Grading comment
Actually, I think everyone was right. This term seems to have several possible interpretations. A slaughterhouse
in Uruguay told me "trimmings." Several knowledgeable Uruguayans translate it as "offal," and
several others told me it refers to the meat from young animals, which in this case would be
veal.
So I ended up telling the client it was probably "trimmings," but controversial.

Many thanks!
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58 mins
More on carne chica


Explanation:
I suspect that the *carne chica* in the foregoing refers to **cuts** of ternera. Here is an entry for mutton (carne ovina): El trasero luego va al proceso comercial del desosado obteniéndose pierna, cuadril, bife, lomo, carne chica, (la suma total de la cantidad de carne del trasero), hueso y grasa (suma de la subcutánea e intermuscular).


    Reference: http://www.aru.org.uy/revista/marzo/ovinos.htm
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:14
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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3 hrs
veal


Explanation:
I worked for ten years in an export meatpacker.
Good Luck!!

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247
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