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frijol (masculine noun (el)) — bean. Look up frijol in the dictionary

Me gusta comer frijoles refritos.
I like eating refried beans.
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Old May 20, 2009, 01:44 PM
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A mi no me gusta frijoles. Pero lo se usa en burritos. Entonces, cuando en un restaurante, pido burritos sin frijoles.
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Old May 20, 2009, 02:10 PM
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A mí no me gustan los frijoles. Pero lo se usan (or "se les usa") en los burritos. Entonces, cuando estoy en un restaurante (or "cuando voy a un restaurante"), pido burritos sin frijoles.
Nice to see you venturing a bit more in Spanish, Lou Ann.

Frijoles: masculino, plural. Gusta: singular. You already knew that.
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Cool! Thanks, Malila! I am really going to try to write a bit in Spanish about each word of the day ... when I can.

Yeah - I knew about the frijoles (plural) and gusta (singular). I keep tripping up on that one because I forget that gustar reverses the subject/object of the English "to like". I got lazy with the accent on the "mí". I knew *that*, too!

But tell me more about the "se usan" or "se les usa". I thought that the generic/impersonal sentences like that use the 2nd person singular imperative verb conjugation preceded by "se". ??
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Cool! Thanks, Malila! I am really going to try to write a bit in Spanish about each word of the day ... when I can.
It's scarey how much you think like me. But I haven't had a chance to do so for a while.
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What a great person to think alike with. Don't we share a birthday? April 30? I'm really trying to MAKE the time to do this. If I'm going to be ANY good at putting sentences together when I'm in Uruguay and Peru in less than SIX WEEKS, I need to really start practicing!!!
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What a great person to think alike with. Don't we share a birthday? April 30?
Oh yeah. Seperated at birth I guess.

And yeah, my "Haven't had a chance" is my standard excuse; in reality I've had plenty of chance, just not the energy to do something that actually requires me to think. That's what a boring, monotonous job does to you; your brain shuts down then refuses to wake back up. :-P
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There's lots of different words for beans. Different countries have different
words for them. If you don't like beans, maybe it's because you haven't had them prepared well.

habichuelas
zaragosas
gandules
poches
judias
cristianos
moros
habas
frisol
I'm sure there is more. I'm just a gringo.
I'll be in touch in a little over a week.
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There's lots of different words for beans. Different countries have different
words for them. If you don't like beans, maybe it's because you haven't had them prepared well.

habichuelas
zaragosas
gandules
poches
judias
cristianos
moros

habas
frisol
I'm sure there is more. I'm just a gringo.
I'll be in touch in a little over a week.

Those in red I think it is a dish, consisting of beans and rice.

The one in green is not frijol although it is a bean.

And in chile frijoles are called porotos.
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But tell me more about the "se usan" or "se les usa". I thought that the generic/impersonal sentences like that use the 2nd person singular imperative verb conjugation preceded by "se". ??
Not sure I understand your question...

Impersonal "se" is always conjugated in third person singular.
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