|How Do You Say "Cocido Madrileño"?||
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|What is "Cocido Madrileño"?||
‘Cocido Madrileño’*(m) is a famous regional stew – the literal meaning is ‘Madrid stew’. Traditionally it always contains chickpeas (garbanzos) and meat. You will find regional variations of this dish throughout Spain, but pulses and meat are always featured.
A cocido is properly served in 3 courses (‘tres vuelcos’ pronounced ‘trehs BWEHL/kohs’).
· The first is known as the ‘sota’ (the ‘jack’ in playing cards) – here the liquid from the cocida is served as a soup;
· The second course is the ‘caballo’ (‘horse’ pronounced ‘kah/BAH/yoh’) – the vegetables from the cocido;
· The third course is the ‘rey’ (‘king’ pronounced ‘ray’) – the meat from the cocido.
This is a singular masculine noun and adjective, which is why both words end in ‘-o’. Spanish feminine nouns and their agreeing adjectives usually end in ‘-o’ in the singular form, but there are exceptions. See Spanish notes for more details.
A ‘cocido’ is treated with the same reverence in Spain as a ‘cassoulet’ (also a stew based on meat and pulses) is in France.
These are Spanish words, so you pronounce each syllable. The stress is on the penultimate (second to last) syllable in each case.
The Spanish ‘d’ is pronounced as in English after a pause, ‘n’ or ‘l’. In all other cases, notably between vowels, it is pronounced with a softer ‘th’ sound in ‘the’. This applies across Latin-American and Spanish (from Spain) pronunciation.
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