potato chips/crisps

Spanish translation: Papitas

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English term or phrase:potato chips/crisps
Spanish translation:Papitas
Entered by: Juan Jacob

17:01 May 22, 2019
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Food & Drink
English term or phrase: potato chips/crisps
What do you call "potato chips" (or what in the UK are known as "crisps") in your country? I am particularly interested in Mexico, but also other countries.

I mean of course the very thin ones:

https://www.target.com/p/lay-s-wavy-ranch-flavored-potato-ch...

Not these:

https://www.google.com/search?q=potato chips argentina&sourc...

Thanks!
Alan Lambson
Local time: 04:46
Papitas
Explanation:
For Mexico, always.
The other ones, "papas a la francesa". Grrr, that's from Belgium.
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Juan Jacob
Mexico
Local time: 04:46
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Muchas gracias, y disculpa mi tardanza en responder.
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Summary of answers provided
5 +7Papitas
Juan Jacob
Summary of reference entries provided
Aunque por estos lares las llamamos "papas chips"
Mónica Algazi

Discussion entries: 4





  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
Papitas


Explanation:
For Mexico, always.
The other ones, "papas a la francesa". Grrr, that's from Belgium.

Juan Jacob
Mexico
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, y disculpa mi tardanza en responder.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yaotl Altan
1 hr
  -> Gracias, compadre.

agree  JohnMcDove: Sí. En España: "patatas fritas" o "patatitas fritas" https://es.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/english-spanish/...
2 hrs
  -> Gracias.

agree  Charles Davis: En España, patatas fritas, como dice John (aunque es ambiguo, desde luego); coloquialmente, se dice "una bolsa de papas".
3 hrs
  -> Gracias.

agree  Adolfo Fulco: Bolsa de papitas en Argentina, o papitas :).
5 hrs
  -> Gracis.

agree  Andy Watkinson: En España siempre he oido para diferenciarlas "de bolsa" (Br. crisps) and "de sartén" (Br. chips).
7 hrs
  -> Gracias.

agree  abe(L)solano: Y a Luis Miguel le encantaban las papas fritas ;-P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bWzNXFhS0Y
13 hrs
  -> Se agradece.

agree  MecduBois11
14 hrs
  -> Gracias.
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Reference comments


45 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Aunque por estos lares las llamamos "papas chips"

Reference information:
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papas_fritas_inglesas

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Note added at 2 days 22 hrs (2019-05-25 15:33:54 GMT)
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Agrego esto: no lo sabía y me pareció interesante compartir esta nota sobre la etimología de las palabras "patata" y "papa". Aquí va el enlace: http://etimologias.dechile.net/?patata

Mónica Algazi
Uruguay
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 62

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Jean Shearer: Por aquí serian "papas fritas". https://www.cotodigital3.com.ar/sitios/cdigi/browse?_dynchar...
54 mins
  -> También. Gracias, Jean.
agree  JohnMcDove: ¿Y no lo llaman en las islas de Corfú y Milos, "ta papatikás"? (Uy, es que el griego me suena a chino... ;-)
2 hrs
  -> ¡Cierto! ¡Buenísimo el enlace a la agricultora rusa y sus "pateitos", John! :)
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