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"Empaque" is a noun which is often translated as "packing", and "envase" is a noun which is often translated as "container". Learn more about the difference between "empaque" and "envase" below.
empaque(
ehm
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pah
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keh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of packing)
a. packing
El empaque de los productos se realiza manualmente.The packing of the products is done manually.
2. (wrapping)
a. packaging
Conservé el empaque original y el recibo.I kept the original packaging and the receipt.
3. (ring used to make a joint watertight)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. gasket
Voy a la ferretería por unos empaques.I'm going to the hardware store to get some gaskets.
b. seal
Compré un empaque para arreglar el grifo que gotea.I bought a seal to fix the leaky faucet.
4. (gravity)
a. solemnity
El rey habló lentamente, con empaque y autoridad.The king spoke slowly, with solemnity and authority.
5. (air)
a. presence
El gladiador tenía un empaque intimidador en la arena.The gladiator had an intimidating presence in the arena.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolency) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. nerve
Marisa tuvo el empaque de preguntarme cuánto les cobro a mis clientes.Marisa had the nerve to ask me how much I charge my clients.
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envase(
ehm
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bah
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seh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (vessel)
a. container
Llena el envase con agua destilada.Fill the container with distilled water.
b. bottle
¡No los tires a la basura! Son envases retornables.Don't throw them away! They are returnable bottles.
c. can
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Reciclamos más de mil envases de aluminio por día.We recycle more than a thousand aluminum cans per day.
d. tin (United Kingdom)
Cada paquete trae 12 envases de soda.Each package contains 12 tins of soda.
2. (packing)
a. packaging
El producto es malo, pero a los niños les gusta por el envase.The product is bad, but children are attracted by the packaging.
3. (act of packing)
a. bottling
El envase de este rosado especial es el aspecto más complejo de su producción.The bottling of this special rosé is the most complex aspect in its production.
b. canning
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El envase es un método eficaz para la conservación de comida.Canning is an effective method of preserving food.
c. tinning (United Kingdom)
Una vez realizado el envase, se colocan las latas en cajas grandes.Once the tinning is done, the tins are put into large boxes.
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