Spanish to English mollete

Dictionary entry: mollete

fenixpollo

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Add the sense "UK" to the term "trencher", and add a US equivalent. Maybe just toasted roll with beans and cheese?
 
  • gato radioso

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    spanish-spain
    Add the sense "UK" to the term "trencher", and add a US equivalent. Maybe just toasted roll with beans and cheese?
    Well, a mollete (*) isn´t exactly a muffin either.
    A mollete is a round and flat bread roll we usually have for breakfast. Its main traits are a very soft crust and a very spongy crumb.
    It doesn´t matter if its white bread or wholemeal, both types are available.
    I don´t know which English word would suit better for that, in case there´s one.
    This type of bread is typical from Andalusia -Southern Spain- so, being such a local product, I´m not sure if it deserves much investigation beyond finding an approximate equivalent in English.


    (*) It can also mean flab in Spain at least, but in a very colloquial way. I wouldn´t say this meaning is widely used either.
     
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    gato radioso

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    spanish-spain
    I agree with you two. Sometimes, if the context requires the original word, I think we can leave it in Spanish, just like we do with words like croissant or doughnut, words that nobody translates into Spanish or other languages.
     
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