Quick answer
"Chili pepper" is a noun which is often translated as "el chile", and "onion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolla". Learn more about the difference between "chili pepper" and "onion" below.
chili pepper(
chih
-
li
 
peh
-
puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. el chile
(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).
I like to add some powdered chili pepper to my spaghetti sauce to give it some kick.Me gusta añadir un poco de chile en polvo a mi salsa de espagueti para hacerla un poco picosa.
b. el ají
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The secret ingredient in Sally's vegetable soup is green chili pepper.El ingrediente secreto en la sopa de verduras de Sally es el ají verde.
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onion(
uhn
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yihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la cebolla
(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 ordered a pizza with cheese, onions, and spinach.Pedí una pizza con queso, cebolla y espinacas.
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