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Por alguna razón las palabras para chips cambian entre paises casi con la misma frecuencia que cambian las palabras que pertenece a sexo.
Chips (crisps en Inglaterra) por lo menos corn chips en México son topopos y tambien nachos segun un amigo mio mexicano (aunque en EE UU los nachos son distintos.) ¿Vds. conocen otras palabras? ¿Que son las palabras en España, Nicaragua, Colombia, Dinamarca, Holanda?
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Poli, leave me correct you, the word chips, in Mexico it's used in a piece of plastic, if you have a celphone your celphone has a chip, now the chips here there aren't totopos, it's widely use as a product named Sabritas, in really it's very delicius, well, the word chips like we the informatics use this word in ours targets or our mobos, but chips ain't totopos, look an example the Sabrita is made with fried potatoes and the totopos are fried tortillas, I hope have me exaplained well.

If you have more doubts please let me know.

The green chips are my snaks favorite.


Here I've sheared some about the chips Barcel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcel
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Old August 25, 2008, 10:13 AM
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En danés usted deces simplemente chips. Usted podes también deces crisps, pero crisps en danés son más como los bizchocos. La palabra, crisps, es raro in danés no obstante, y chips es muy común.

Edit: I saw CrOtALiTo was talking about other chips right after I posted this post, computer chips. We do also say chips when referring to computer chips in Danish, but normally we indicate that it's computer chips, or confusion will arise between eaten chips, and computer chips.
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Chips in American English can be potato chips or corn chips (also tortilla chips). Both can be either flavored or original/plain.

In Mexican Spanish, potato chips are normally known as papas or papitas. It is also very common to use the name brand Sabritas to refer to potatos chips as well. "Tráeme una bolsa de sabritas..."

Corn chips/Tortilla chips
would be totopos in Mexico. They also use the term Nachos-- a loanword from English-- to refer to both the chips or prepared Nachos (the chips with cheese and jalapeño peppers on top). Totopos can be either packaged corn chips or they can be the authentic totopos which are a corn tortilla cut in about 4 or 6 wedge-shaped pieces and fried in oil.

As Crotalito mentiones, the term chip in Mexican Spanish is used to refer to an electronic/computer component. There is also a brand name of pototo chips in Mexico called Chips.
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Could someone correct my previous post?
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Poli, let me correct you. The word chips, in Mexico it's used in a piece of plastic. If you have a cellphone your cellphone has a chip. Now, chips here there aren't totopos. It's widely used product named Sabritas.They are really very delicious. Well, the word chips like we the informatics use this word in ours targets or our mobos, but chips ain't totopos. Look, Sabritas are made with fried potatoes and the totopos are fried tortillas, I hope have explained this well.

If you have more doubts please let me know.

The green chips are my favorite snacks .



Here I've shared some inforamtion about the chips Barcel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcel
Green chips? ¿Sabor de aguacate o lomón o tan viejo que se ponen verde?Gracias Crotalito.
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En danés nosotros decimos simplemente chips. Usted puede también decir crisps, pero crisps en danés son más como los biscochitos. La palabra, crisps, es raro in danés no obstante, y chips es muy común.

Edit: I saw CrOtALiTo was talking about other chips right after I posted this post, computer chips. We do also say chips when referring to computer chips in Danish, but normally we indicate that it's computer chips, or confusion will arise between eaten chips, and computer chips.
We use chips whe referring to computer chip too. Also cow chips (dried manure)
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¡Gracias, poli!

Haha, good to know that chips can have that meaning as well!
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Also cow chips (dried manure)
Now you've got me curious as to how to say that in Spanish.
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