Quick answer
"Cucumber" is a noun which is often translated as "el pepino", and "pickle" is a noun which is often translated as "el pepinillo en vinagre". Learn more about the difference between "cucumber" and "pickle" below.
cucumber(
kyu
-
kuhm
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buhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. el pepino
(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).
Cucumber with salt and lime is so refreshing.El pepino con sal y limón es tan refrescante.
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pickle(
pih
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kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pepinillo en vinagre
(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).
(preserved cucumber)
She loves cucumbers but detests pickles.Le encantan los pepinos, pero detesta los pepinillos en vinagre.
2. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. los encurtidos
(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 only had some toast with cheese and pickle for lunch. That's why I'm hungry now.Solo tomé unas tostadas con queso y encurtidos para almorzar. Por eso tengo hambre.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(difficult situation)
a. el lío
(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 need your help. I've gotten myself into a real pickle.Necesito tu ayuda. Me he metido en un gran lío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to preserve in vinegar or similar substance)
a. encurtir
We pickle a lot of our vegetables in the fall.Encurtimos muchos de nuestros vegetales en el otoño.
b. escabechar
One can pickle eggs, meat, fish, and other foods.Se puede escabechar huevos, carne, pescado y otros alimentos.
pickles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. los encurtidos
(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).
(preserved vegetables or fruit)
I like pickles with my cheese sandwich.Me gusta comer encurtidos con mi sándwich de queso.
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