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"Electricidad" is a noun which is often translated as "electricity", and "gas" is a noun which is often translated as "gas". Learn more about the difference between "electricidad" and "gas" below.
electricidad(
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lehk
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tree
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see
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dahd
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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. electricity
Este generador de emergencia produce electricidad de alto voltaje.This emergency generator produces high-voltage electricity.
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gas(
gahs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (physics)
a. gas
La atmósfera de algunos planetas está compuesta por gas venenoso.The atmosphere of some planets is made up of poisonous gas.
2. (gasoline)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gas
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay que pararnos para ponerle gas al carro.We need to stop to put gas in the car.
b. petrol (United Kingdom)
Tengo que pasar por la gasolinera a echar gas; llevo el depósito del carro casi vacío.I need to go to a petrol station to fill up with petrol; the fuel tank is nearly empty.
3. (fuel)
a. gas
Casi se le acaba el gas al boiler.The boiler is almost out of gas.
4. (medicine)
a. gas
El dentista me dio gas antes de la endodoncia.The dentist gave me gas before my root canal.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(energy)
a. gas
El entrenador dice que el equipo ha perdido gas y que necesita un descanso.The coach says the team has lost gas and needs a break.
gases
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (biology)
a. wind
Lo malo de las aguaturmas es que te dan gases.The problem with Jerusalem artichokes is that they give you wind.
b. gas
Si sufres de gases embarazosos después de comer, ¡este producto es para tí!If you suffer from embarrassing gas after eating, this product is for you!
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