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pasta

noun [U] uk   /ˈpæs.tə/  us   /ˈpɑː.stə/
A2 a food made from flour, water, and sometimes egg, that is cooked and usually served with a sauce. It is made in various shapes that have different names: Spaghetti, lasagne, ravioli, and cannelloni are all types of pasta.
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in Arabic باستا, مَعْكَرونة…
in Korean 파스타…
in Malaysian pasta…
in French pâtes…
in Turkish makarna…
in Italian pasta…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常拌以調味醬的)義大利麵食…
in Russian макароны…
in Polish makaron…
in Vietnamese mì ống…
in Spanish pasta…
in Portuguese macarrão…
in Thai พาสต้า…
in German die Pasta…
in Catalan pasta…
in Japanese パスタ…
in Indonesian pasta…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常拌以调味汁的)意大利面食…
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