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"Chocolate" is a noun which is often translated as "el chocolate", and "vanilla cake" is a phrase which is often translated as "pastel de vainilla". Learn more about the difference between "chocolate" and "vanilla cake" 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).
1. (culinary)
a. el chocolate
(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 bought a bar of chocolate with chili peppers in Merida.Compré un chocolate hecho con chile en Mérida.
b. el bombón
(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 ate a delicious chocolate with a plum cream filling.Comí un bombón delicioso relleno de crema de ciruela.
2. (color)
a. el marrón oscuro
(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 this planter, but do you have it in chocolate?Me gusta esta maceta, pero ¿la tienes en marrón oscuro?
b. el café oscuro
(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)
I want these pants in chocolate.Quiero este pantalón en café oscuro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (made of chocolate)
a. de chocolate
The children got chocolate bunnies for Easter.Los niños recibieron conejitos de chocolate para la Pascua.
4. (color)
a. color chocolate
The bed is also available in a chocolate finish.La cama también viene con un acabado color chocolate.
b. marrón oscuro
I drive a little chocolate Fiat.Manejo un pequeño Fiat marrón oscuro.
c. café oscuro
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I have a chocolate belt to go with my shoes.Tengo un cinturón café oscuro para hacer juego con mis zapatos.
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vanilla cake
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. pastel de vainilla
The vanilla cake is delicious!¡El pastel de vainilla está delicioso!
b. torta de vainilla
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Daniel made a vanilla cake for the party.Daniel preparó una torta de vainilla para la fiesta.
c. tarta de vainilla
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The bakery had a vanilla cake and cupcakes in its case.La pastelería tenía una tarta de vainilla y magdalenas en su vitrina.
d. bizcocho de vainilla
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
My aunt always makes a vanilla cake for my birthday.Mi tía siempre prepara un bizcocho de vainilla para mi cumpleaños.
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