Quick answer
"Corn" is a noun which is often translated as "el maíz", and "maize" is a noun which is also often translated as "el maíz". Learn more about the difference between "corn" and "maize" 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. (botany)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maíz
(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 some multi-colored corn at the farmer's market.Compré maíz multicolor en el mercado agrícola.
Thanks to the sun, the corn is doing well this year.Gracias al sol, el maíz va muy bien este año.
2. (botany) (United Kingdom)
a. el trigo
(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 tall, golden corn waved gently in the breeze.El trigo alto y dorado se mecía suavemente con la brisa.
3. (culinary)
a. el maíz
(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).
We're going to grill corn and tomatoes for the pasta.Vamos a asar maíz y tomates para la pasta.
b. el elote
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I prefer tortillas made of corn to those made of flour.Prefiero las tortillas hechas de elote a las hechas de harina de trigo.
c. el choclo
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Macarena asked us to buy her some corn so she can make a cake.Macarena pidió que le compráramos choclo para que pueda preparar un pastel.
4. (seed)
a. el grano
(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).
A few grains of corn were left in the bag.Quedaban unos granos de maiz en la bolsa.
5. (medicine)
a. el callo
(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).
There are many over-the-counter products available for the treatment of corns.Existen muchos productos que se compran sin receta para tratar los callos.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sentimentalism)
a. el sensiblería
(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).
How was the movie? - I'm no fan of corn, so I didn't like it.¿Qué tal la película? - No soy fan de la sensiblería, así que a mí no me gustó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (culinary)
a. poner en salmuera
The chef is going to corn the beef and then make a hash with it.El chef va a poner la carne en salmuera y luego usarla preparar un guiso.
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maize
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(grain) (United Kingdom)
a. el maíz
(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).
Maize is an important component of the Central American diet.El maíz es un componente importante de la dieta centroamericana.
b. el choclo
(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).
(Andes) (Southern Cone)
Maize must be combined with beans to form a complete protein.El choclo tiene que ser combinado con porotos para formar una proteína completa.
c. el elote
(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).
My mother is grinding maize to make her delicious tamales.Mi mamá está moliendo elote para hacer sus deliciosos tamales.
2. (botany) (United Kingdom)
a. el maíz
(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 American state of Iowa is known for its large maize farms.El estado de Iowa en los Estados Unidos es conocido por sus grandes granjas de maíz.
b. el choclo
(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).
(Andes) (Southern Cone)
If you plant maize now, you will be able to harvest it in five to six months.Si siembras choclo ahora, lo podrás cosechar en unos cinco o seis meses.
3. (grain)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maíz criollo
(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 found a great traditional recipe for making hominy grits with maize.Encontré una fabulosa receta tradicional para hacer semolina de maíz con maíz criollo.
4. (botany)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maíz criollo
(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).
Maize was cultivated even before the early colonists landed on American soil.El maíz criollo se cultivaba desde antes que los primeros colonizadores llegaran al suelo americano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (yellow)
a. maíz
The blue accents make a nice contrast with the maize hues of the walls.Los detalles azules hacen un lindo contraste con el tono maíz de las paredes.
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