Thursday, 16 June 2011


The word of the day is: 'ternera' = calf/ veal.

The Spanish word 'ternera' is a feminine noun with origin in the describing word/ adjective 'tierno/a' which in English means tender and in turn is a word of Latin origin. Thus the meaning of 'ternera' is calf (a young cow).

When relating to food, the noun  'ternera' means the meat from either a young male or female calf and could be translated into English as veal or beef. Food dishes with the noun 'ternera' in their name usually contain beef or veal.

Examples of usage of 'ternera' are:
  • Hoy tenemos filete de ternera con patatas fritas (today, we have beef steak and chips) loves the word 'ternera' in YouTube clip of Compay Segundo singingLa Ternera

More on the word 'ternera', visit: Ternera

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

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