Quick answer
"Diésel" is a noun which is often translated as "diesel", and "gasolina" is a noun which is often translated as "gasoline". Learn more about the difference between "diésel" and "gasolina" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fuel)
a. diesel
Compré un tanque de diésel y una botella de líquido de frenos.I bought a tank of diesel and a bottle of brake fluid.
2. (vehicle)
a. diesel
Mi vieja camioneta es diésel.My old truck is a diesel.
b. diesel car
El Volkswagen que compré es diésel.The Volkswagen I bought is a diesel car.
c. diesel-powered car
Los diésel consumen menos combustible que los gasoleros.Diesel-powered cars consume less fuel than gasoline-powered cars.
3. (motor)
a. diesel
Mi camión tiene un diésel.My truck is equipped with a diesel.
b. diesel engine
Los motores a gasolina son más poderosos que los diésel.Petrol engines are more powerful than diesel engines.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. gasoline
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Al auto se le acabó la gasolina.The car ran out of gasoline.
b. gas
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La gasolina está cada vez más cara.Gas is getting more and more expensive.
c. petrol (United Kingdom)
Acabo de ponerle gasolina a mi auto.I've just put petrol in my car.
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