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Papitas = Potato Chips?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by rosalin, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. rosalin Senior Member

    LA FLORIDA
    ENGLISH
    How common is it to say "papitas" for potato chips, and "papas fritas" for french fries. I recently overheard someone refer to a bag of potato chips as papitas. Gracias.
     
  2. twen Senior Member

    U.S.A. - English
    En México,
    papitas = potato chips
    papas fritas = french fries

    twen :)
     
  3. SDLX Master

    SDLX Master Senior Member

    Lima, Peru
    Spanish - Peru
    Same in Peru.
     
  4. honeyheart

    honeyheart Senior Member

    Quilmes
    Spanish (Argentina)
    :confused: ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "potato chips" y "french fries"? Yo pensé que eran lo mismo...
     
  5. twen Senior Member

    U.S.A. - English
    potato chips = rodajas delgadas crujientes que se venden en bolsitas
    French fries = papas a la francesa, trozos de papa fresca, fritos, crujientes por fuera y suaves por dentro
     
  6. honeyheart

    honeyheart Senior Member

    Quilmes
    Spanish (Argentina)
    ¡Ah!, ahora entiendo, no lo sabía. ¡Muchas gracias, Twen! :)
     
  7. SuperScuffer Senior Member

    Nerja, Spain & London
    English - GB
    In the UK, "chips" (without the word "potato") and "french fries" are the same thing, eg "fish and chips".

    Also "potato chips", are "crisps" in the UK.
     
  8. Red Blood

    Red Blood Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Español, Argentina
    Claro, para nosotros los argentinos es fácil confundirnos porque a ambas las llamamos ¡papas fritas!. Recuerdo una vez estando en Washington DC pedir french fries y me dijeron que no tenían, y yo las creía estar viendo con mis propios ojos y se las señalé :) a lo que me dice que eran potato chips. Menos mal que la chica que me atendía además de muy linda :p era super amable pero no dejó de ser un pequeño papelón :D

    Saludos
     
  9. situasia New Member

    english
    thank you !
     
  10. Billbasque Senior Member

    Basque Country, Spain
    Spanish - Spain
    In Spain it's a bit different. "Patatas fritas" would be used for both (chips or fries).
     

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