Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday July 10, 2012
You probably already know the basic word un tenedor, a fork.
Este tenedor está sucio.
This fork is dirty.
If a restaurant or event advertises itself as tenedor libre, it means ‘buffet’ or ‘eat as much as you like’:
auténtica gastronomía árabe: tenedor libre $12
genuine Arab cuisine: eat as much as you like for $12
Hispanic countries use a system of ‘forks’ rather than stars to rank restaurants, and you may come across this in tourist guides. Un restaurante de cinco tenedores is the top classification.
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