Spanish word of the week: receta

This week’s Spanish word of the week is la receta NOUN recipe; prescription

The ‘false friend’ that we will be looking at today is receta. In English it means either recipe or prescription.

Here are some examples to help you use it properly:

Me dio la receta de los raviolis.  He gave me the recipe for the ravioli.

Los antibióticos solo se venden con receta.  Antibiotics are only available on prescription.

Be careful not to use receipt as a translation. A receipt in Spanish is un ticket de compra or un recibo.

¿Tiene el ticket de compra del vestido?  Do you have the receipt for the dress?

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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