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English translation: filled roll or sandwich on crusty bread

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08:09 Jul 9, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Bocadillo 2
Hello:
Sorry to all for this incovenience about "Bocadillo" and "Sandwich". I don't give more information, because it is just the difference between "Bocadillo " and "Sandwich". The publick to which it goes is both US and UK. I am writing from Spain.
So I has nothing to do with a "Canapé" from Argentina (But thank you very much for the argentinians that have answered me).
Bocadillo in Spanish is: "un barra de pan a la que se le puede poner cualquier cosas, ya sea jamón serrano, lomo, queso, etc" y un "Sandwich" normalmente se hace de jamón york y queso, aunque también hay vegetal.
The diference is that the "Bocadillo" is done with a different bread than the sandwich. Those who have visited Spain or know Spain, know the difference between the two kind of breads.
Anyway after all this explation, THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL WHO HAVE ANSWERED ME!!!!!!
I didn't expect the term "Bocadillo" to cause all this incovenience.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH AGAIN!
And If somebody wants to make any other suggestion, it is welcome.
nakota
English translation:filled roll or sandwich on crusty bread
Explanation:
How about using "roll" to differentiate the type of bread or "crusty bread", as opposed to white bread slices. Just a thought. It's lunch time here.
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EDelatorre
United States
Local time: 19:40
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Thank you!!!
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na +1Nakota, aquí va mi anécdota con los famosos bocadillos:xxxElena Sgarbo
nahero-sized crusty sandwich
Parrot
nafilled roll or sandwich on crusty breadEDelatorre


  

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16 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Nakota, aquí va mi anécdota con los famosos bocadillos:


Explanation:
Yo (argentina) aprendí exactamente qué eran "bocadillos" cuando hace unos años fui a visitar a mi amiga en Madrid. Ella había inmigrado hacía poco desde Argentina/Uruguay. De paseo ambas por Madrid, al mediodía nos sentamos en un café a comer algo. Preguntamos al mozo qué había. Dijo "Pues, bocadillos, tortilla...". Nos gustó la idea de los bocadillos (pensando "canapés"). Pedimos una docena y media!! 9 para cada una. El mozo nos miró boquiabierto. Le preguntamos: "son muy grandes??" "Pues, no, son normales, pero grandecitos". Redujimos nuestro pedido a 12. Imaginate nuestra cara cuando vimos aparecer una bandeja llena de esos "zapatos" -sandwiches hechos con pan francés.
Nos agarró un ataque de risa.
Ahí aprendimos qué son "bocadillos" en España....

Elena
Chicago, USA

xxxElena Sgarbo
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3539

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filled roll or sandwich on crusty bread


Explanation:
How about using "roll" to differentiate the type of bread or "crusty bread", as opposed to white bread slices. Just a thought. It's lunch time here.

EDelatorre
United States
Local time: 19:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 30
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Thank you!!!
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7 hrs
hero-sized crusty sandwich


Explanation:
Remember the hero sandwiches of not-so-long ago? It might work on a US/UK audience (although for practical purposes, I always say "bocadillo, bocata"...) Listen, if you're marketing the THING, I'd suggest we cram it down their throats AS IS (introduce it as the bocadillo), the way sandwiches are now an accepted phenomenon... That was a good joke from Argentina.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:40
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