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"Baking powder" is a noun which is often translated as "la levadura en polvo", and "yeast" is a noun which is often translated as "la levadura". Learn more about the difference between "baking powder" and "yeast" below.
baking powder(
bey
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kihng
 
pau
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la levadura en polvo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I forgot to add the baking powder to the cake!¡Se me olvidó echarle la levadura en polvo al pastel!
b. el polvo de hornear
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The muffins won't rise without baking powder.Los muffins no subirán sin polvo de hornear.
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yeast(
yist
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la levadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Yeast is a crucial ingredient for baking bread.La levadura es un ingrediente esencial para hacer pan.
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