Monday, 20 June 2011


La palabra de hoy es: 'pechuga' = breast (of a bird).

In Spanish, 'pechuga' is a feminine noun derived from the noun of Latin origin 'pecho' (breast).

The most common use of noun 'pechuga' is when referring to food. In that case, 'pechuga' means the breast of a bird. Often, when the type of bird name is not specified, it is assumed that 'pechuga' means the breast of chicken. Food dishes with the noun 'pechuga' in their name usually contain chicken bresat. When 'pechuga' refers to the breast of another type of bird, the name of that bird is usually specifically stated (see example of use below).

The noun 'pechuga' can also be used colloquially to refer to women's breast... or a steep uphill slope or incline. In some parts of Latin America, the noun 'pechuga' can also mean the cheek/ audacity/ nerve... or the annoyance caused to someone.

An example of the use of 'pechuga' are:
  • La pechuga de pavo asado está muy rica (the roast turkey breast is very tasty) loves the word 'pechuga' in the YouTube clipPechugas Parmesanas... Receta
More on the word 'pechuga', visit: Pechuga

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “pechuga” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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