Strawberry: "Fresa" or "Frutilla" in Spanish?
- Both words (fresa, frutilla) mean "strawberry", but its use varies according to the Spanish-speaking country. Read below.
- In some countries of South America, such as Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Ecuador, the strawberry is known as frutilla.
Compramos frutillas en un mercado popular en Buenos Aires.
(We bought strawberries in a popular market in Buenos Aires.)
- In Spain and and in other countries of Spanish America (except the countries seen above), the strawberry is known as fresa.
Estaban muy ricas las fresas que comimos en Barcelona.
(The strawberries that we ate in Barcelona were delicious.)
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