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"Burner" is a noun which is often translated as "el quemador", and "hob" is a noun which is often translated as "la placa". Learn more about the difference between "burner" and "hob" below.
burner(
buhr
-
nuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (part of a stove)
a. el quemador
(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).
When the water starts to boil, remove the pot from the burner.Cuando el agua empiece a hervir, quita la olla del quemador.
b. la hornilla
(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).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I forgot to turn off one of the burners and there was a gas leak. Luckily, it was all that happened.Se me olvidó apagar una de las hornillas y hubo una fuga de gas. Afortunadamente, no pasó a mayores.
c. la hornalla
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Lower the heat on that burner so that the food doesn't burn.Baja el fuego de esa hornalla para que la comida no se queme.
2. (computing)
a. el quemador
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You can't use the burner yet because I'm burning a CD.Todavía no puedes usar el quemador porque estoy quemando un CD.
b. la grabadora
(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).
My DVD burner has suddenly stopped working.Mi grabadora de DVD dejó de funcionar de repente.
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hob
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stovetop) (United Kingdom)
a. la placa
(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).
Ceramic hobs are difficult to clean.Las placas vitrocerámicas son difíciles de limpiar.
b. el anafe
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Are you getting an electric hob or a gas one?¿Vas a comprar un anafe eléctrico o uno a gas?
2. (burner) (United Kingdom)
a. el quemador
(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).
When I got home from school, my mother would always put a kettle on the hob to make tea.Cuando volvía a casa del colegio, mi madre siempre ponía la pava en el quemador para hacer té.
b. la hornalla
(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).
(River Plate)
Watch the milk doesn't boil over onto the hob.Cuidado que la leche no caiga sobre la hornalla al hervir.
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