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"Detergente" is a noun which is often translated as "detergent", and "suavizante" is an adjective which is often translated as "conditioning". Learn more about the difference between "detergente" and "suavizante" below.
detergente(
deh
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tehr
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hehn
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (cleaning product)
a. detergent
El detergente nuevo huele mejor que el anterior.The new detergent smells better than the previous one.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (cleaning)
a. detergent
Estoy leyendo un artículo acerca de la acción detergente de los productos biodegradables.I'm reading an article about the detergent action of biodegradable products.
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suavizante(
swah
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bee
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sahn
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (softening or smoothing)
a. conditioning
El estilista me recomendó una crema suavizante con aloe vera.The stylist recommended a conditioning lotion containing aloe vera to me.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (laundry)
a. fabric softener
Lava la ropa de algodón con suavizante.Wash the cotton clothes with fabric softener.
b. fabric conditioner
Abre la tapa de la lavadora y añade el suavizante.Open the lid of the washing machine and add the fabric conditioner.
3. (cosmetics)
a. conditioner
Lávate el cabello con champú y suavizante.Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
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