Quick answer
"Corrosion" is a noun which is often translated as "la corrosión", and "erosion" is a noun which is often translated as "la erosión". Learn more about the difference between "corrosion" and "erosion" below.
corrosion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (product of corroding)
a. la corrosión
(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).
The spark plug on the lawnmower is covered in corrosion. Should we replace it?La bujía de la cortadora de césped está llena de corrosión, ¿la cambiamos?
2. (effect of corroding)
a. la corrosión
(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).
Exposure to salt water will cause the corrosion of the metal over time.La exposición al agua salada provocará la corrosión del metal con el tiempo.
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erosion(
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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. (geology)
a. la erosión
(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).
The erosion of the river banks causes the river to grow wider over time.La erosión de las márgenes provoca el ensanchamiento del río a lo largo del tiempo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(decrease)
a. el desgaste
(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).
(power)
The people could sense the erosion of the king's power.El pueblo podía percibir la erosión del poder del rey.
b. la merma
(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).
The gambling addict paid no heed to the erosion of his bank account.El ludópata hizo caso omiso de la merma en su cuenta bancaria.
3. (chemistry)
a. la corrosión
(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).
The erosion of the iron has erased any distinguishable marks on the sword.La corrosión del hierro ha borrado cualquier marca legible de la espada.
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