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"Aceite" is a noun which is often translated as "oil", and "mantequilla" is a noun which is often translated as "butter". Learn more about the difference between "aceite" and "mantequilla" below.
aceite(
ah
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sey
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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. (culinary)
a. oil
Prefiero cocinar con aceite de coco.I prefer to cook with coconut oil.
2. (automobile)
a. oil
Debes cambiar el aceite cada 3.000 millas.You should change the oil every 3,000 miles.
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mantequilla(
mahn
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teh
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kee
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. butter
Solo necesitas añadir un poco de mantequilla a la mezcla.You only need to add a little bit of butter to the mixture.
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