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"Envase" is a noun which is often translated as "container", and "recipiente" is a noun which is also often translated as "container". Learn more about the difference between "envase" and "recipiente" 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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recipiente(
rreh
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see
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pyehn
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (vessel)
a. container
Las comidas que se preparan en recipientes de barro ganan en sabor.Food prepared in earthenware containers enjoy enhanced flavors.
b. receptacle
Deposite los desechos de plástico en el recipiente adecuado.Please deposit plastic waste in the appropriate receptacle.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (person)
a. recipient
La escritora chilena ha sido la recipiente de numerosos y prestigiosos premios este año.The Chilean writer has been the recipient of numerous and prestigious awards this year.
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