Quick answer
"Chive" is a noun which is often translated as "el cebollino", and "scallion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolleta". Learn more about the difference between "chive" and "scallion" below.
chive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el cebollino
(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).
Could you go and pick some chives for me?¿Me puedes ir a recoger unos cebollinos?
b. la cebolleta
(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).
We have a herb garden where we grow chive, rosemary, and basil.Tenemos un huerto de hierbas donde cultivamos cebolleta, romero y albahaca.
c. el ciboulette
(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).
, la ciboulette
(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)
Chives produce purple flowers, which are also edible.La ciboulette da flores violetas, que también se pueden comer.
2. (culinary)
a. el cebollino
(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).
Chop the chives and sprinkle them over the salad.Pica los cebollinos y espárcelos encima de la ensalada.
b. la cebolleta
(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).
Garnish the dish with chopped chives.Adereza el plato con cebolletas picadas.
c. el ciboulette
(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).
, la ciboulette
(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)
I made a yogurt dressing with garlic and chive.Preparé un aderezo de yogur con ajo y ciboulette.
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scallion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la cebolleta
(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 served some lightly sauteed scallions on top of the salmon fillets.Serví cebolletas ligeramente salteadas encima de los filetes de salmón.
b. la cebolla de verdeo
(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)
I made a delicious hamburger with scallions, goat cheese, and crispy pancetta.Preparé una hamburguesa deliciosa con cebolla de verdeo, queso de cabra y panceta crocante.
c. la cebolla larga
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
We need scallions for this recipe.Necesitamos cebolla larga para esta receta.
d. la cebolla china
(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 Peru
(Peru)
I love chicken with scallions.Me encanta el pollo con cebolla china.
e. la cebolla verde
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
You can use scallions if you don't have leeks.Puedes usar cebolla verde si no tienes puerros.
f. la cebolla de hoja
(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 Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Scallions are very important in Chinese cooking.La cebolla de hoja es muy importante en la cocina china.
g. el cebollín
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Can you get a bunch of scallions when you go to the supermarket?¿Puedes comprar un atado de cebollín cuando vayas al supermercado?
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