Quick answer
"Condom" is a noun which is often translated as "el condón", and "preservative" is a noun which is often translated as "el conservante". Learn more about the difference between "condom" and "preservative" 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. (prophylactic)
a. el condón
(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).
If you don't use a condom, you run the risk of an unplanned pregnancy.Si no usas condón, corres el riesgo de un embarazo no buscado.
b. el preservativo
(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 medical center is offering free condoms today.El centro médico ofrece preservativos gratis hoy.
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preservative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chemistry)
a. el conservante
(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).
Roger avoids preservatives by cooking at home as much as possible.Roger evita los conservantes cocinando en casa tanto como sea posible.
b. el conservador
(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)
Many cosmetics contain preservatives.Muchos cosméticos contienen conservadores.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to preserving)
a. conservante
Salt and sugar have preservative functions.La sal y el azúcar tienen funciones conservantes.
b. conservador
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The biopsy sample was placed in a preservative solution.La muestra de la biopsia se colocó en una solución conservadora.
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