Quick answer
"Chilli" is a noun which is often translated as "el chile", and "hot pepper" is a noun which is often translated as "el ají picante". Learn more about the difference between "chilli" and "hot pepper" below.
chilli(
chih
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li
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
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).
Does this salsa have any chilli in it? It's so spicy!¿Esta salsa tiene chili? ¡Es muy picante!
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 recipe for this hot sauce calls for dried chilli.La receta para esta salsa picante lleva ají seco.
2. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el chile con carne
(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).
Jacobo brought chilli to the party.Jacobo trajo chile con carne a la fiesta.
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hot pepper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el ají picante
(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 recipe calls for hot pepper but not too much.La receta incluye ají picante pero no mucho.
b. el pimiento picante
(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 salsa is even better with a little hot pepper.La salsa es más sabrosa con un poco de pimiento picante.
c. 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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Is Ana crying? - No, she just ate a hot pepper.¿Ana está llorando? - No, se acaba de comer un chile.
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