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Pasta f (genitive Pasta, plural Pasten)
- (obsolete, except in compounds) Alternative form of
Pasta f (genitive Pasta, no plural)
- (chiefly commercial) Italian-style pasta
- The normal term is Nudeln. Pasta is sometimes used in advertising contexts and on restaurant menus to imply traditional and authentic Italian cuisine. Some speakers may also use it more freely in this sense, but referring to a plate of supermarket spaghetti as Pasta would almost certainly sound pretentious.