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"Envase" is a noun which is often translated as "container", and "embalaje" is a noun which is often translated as "packaging". Learn more about the difference between "envase" and "embalaje" below.
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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embalaje(
ehm
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bah
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lah
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heh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (material)
a. packaging
Los regalos de Navidad estaban envueltos en embalaje de celofán.The Christmas presents were wrapped in cellophane packaging
b. wrapping
El embalaje del celular fue hecho con cajas recicladas.The cellphone wrapping was made of recycled boxes.
2. (action of packing)
a. packing
El embalaje del producto se realiza en la fábrica.The packing of the product is done in the factory.
3. (impulse)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. push
Con un embalaje final, logré llegar a la línea de meta en primer lugar.With one final push, I managed to cross the finish line in first place.
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