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"término medio" as cooking term

English translation: medium

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Spanish term or phrase:término medio (culin.)
English translation:medium
Entered by: Parrot
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09:36 Jun 21, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: "término medio" as cooking term
¿Qué es lo que entiende una ama de casa hispana por el "término medio" de un plato de carne? ¿Es lo que decimos "en su punto" en España (que curiosamente es tan difícil reconciliar con "medium rare")? ¿Hay un equivalente en inglés?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 18:52
Medium
Explanation:
"Rare" es más crudo que "medium". "Medium rare" es como decir "término medio tirando para crudo".
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Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 06:52
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Gracias, era la duda que tenía. Y a todos - ¡sois los mejores! No habéis tardado ni 5 minutos... y pensaba que esto sólo pasaba en alemán.
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Summary of answers provided
naMEDIUM-RARE
Terry Burgess
namedium rare
alank
naPerdón, me olvidé de otra...
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naMedium
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
namediumFJPN
naMedium
Mauricio López Langenbach


  

Answers


6 mins
Medium


Explanation:
"Rare" es más crudo que "medium". "Medium rare" es como decir "término medio tirando para crudo".


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Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 06:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 60
Grading comment
Gracias, era la duda que tenía. Y a todos - ¡sois los mejores! No habéis tardado ni 5 minutos... y pensaba que esto sólo pasaba en alemán.

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Ginnett Zabala
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8 mins
medium


Explanation:
When I was being educated in the UK (long, long ago)I used to tell my cook I liked steaks medium and always got something in between raw and well done.

FJPN
Spain
Local time: 18:52
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 116
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9 mins
Medium


Explanation:
Opciones en cuanto a tipo de cocción son:

RARE : jugoso o poco cocido
MEDIUM RARE : medianamente jugoso
MEDIUM : medianamente cocido, NO JUGOSO.

Saludos,

BD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 10:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 219
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11 mins
Perdón, me olvidé de otra...


Explanation:
RARE
MEDIUM RARE
MEDIUM
WELL DONE.
En orden de intensidad de cocción. :)

Saludos :)

BD


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 10:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 219
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17 mins
MEDIUM-RARE


Explanation:
I agree with "FJPN". If you ask for meat "término medio", you'll get it medium-rare. If you want it cooked "medium-well" you have to specify this by asking for it "término medio y un poco más".

Hope this helps:-)
tb


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 11:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2372
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43 mins
medium rare


Explanation:
yo usaría esa expresión.
es entendida por cualquier cocinero en
cualquier país de habla inglesa y usado
en los libros de cocina más reconocidos,
como el de Julia Childs.

alank
Local time: 14:52
PRO pts in pair: 2
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