bocadillo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

diminutive of bocado (mouthful), from bocado +‎ -illo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /bokaˈdiʎo/, [bokaˈðiʎo]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /bokaˈdiɟ͡ʝo/, [bokaˈðiʝo]

Noun[edit]

bocadillo m (plural bocadillos)

  1. (Spain) sandwich
    Tengo carne, queso y tomates en mi bocadillo.
    There is meat, cheese and tomatoes in my sandwich.
  2. snack
    Necesito un bocadillo.
    I need a snack.
  3. (comics) speech bubble (rounded outline, containing words, representing speech)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In Spain, bocadillo tends to refer to a sandwich made with a baguette or similar type of bread, while sándwich refers to a sandwich made with sliced bread.

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