tapas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tapas, plural of tapa, with original sense of “top”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtæp.æs/, /ˈtæp.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtæp.əs/, /ˈtɑːp.əs/
  • (file)
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Particularly: "UK"

Noun[edit]

tapas ‎(uncountable)

  1. Variety of Spanish small food items or snacks originally served with sherry.
    • 1986, Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine:
      The snacks are called tapas because in the old days a piece of toast was served, too, so that you might have a "top" on your glass of sherry, a lid that would prevent the flies from getting into the glass.
  2. Small food items generally.
    Izakaya food is basically Japanese tapas.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tapas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapas

  1. An individual item of tapas; mostly used in plural.
    Mennään syömään tapaksia.
    Let's go and eat some tapas.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tapas (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative tapas tapakset
genitive tapaksen tapasten
tapaksien
partitive tapasta tapaksia
illative tapakseen tapaksiin
singular plural
nominative tapas tapakset
accusative nom.? tapas tapakset
gen. tapaksen
genitive tapaksen tapasten
tapaksien
partitive tapasta tapaksia
inessive tapaksessa tapaksissa
elative tapaksesta tapaksista
illative tapakseen tapaksiin
adessive tapaksella tapaksilla
ablative tapakselta tapaksilta
allative tapakselleˣ tapaksilleˣ
essive tapaksena tapaksina
translative tapakseksi tapaksiksi
instructive tapaksin
abessive tapaksetta tapaksitta
comitative tapaksineen

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapas

  1. second-person singular past historic of taper

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tapas

  1. second-person singular (tu) present indicative of tapar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tapas f pl

  1. plural of tapa
  2. (Argentina) Dough for making empanadas (pastries).

Verb[edit]

tapas

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of tapar.