"Chile" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Chile", and "chili" is a noun which is often translated as "el chile". Learn more about the difference between "Chile" and "chili" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. el chile
I only added one chili to the soup so it wouldn't be too spicy.Sólo le puse un chile a la sopa para que no estuviera demasiado picante.
b. el ají
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
The beef empanadas are served with chili sauce.Las empanadas de res se sirven con salsa de ají.
Regionalism used in the United States