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"Esencia" is a noun which is often translated as "essence", and "aceite" is a noun which is often translated as "oil". Learn more about the difference between "esencia" and "aceite" below.
esencia(
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sehn
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syah
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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. (basis)
a. essence
La improvisación es la esencia del jazz.Improvisation is the essence of jazz music.
2. (chemistry)
a. essence
Destila la mitad de la esencia y colócala en un tubo de ensayo.Distill half of the essence and pour it into a test tube.
3. (culinary)
a. essence
Añade dos gotas de esencia de almendra y mezcla bien.Add two drops of almond essence and mix well.
4. (fragrance)
a. essence
El perfumero se pasó años mezclando varias esencias para crear el aroma perfecto.The perfumer spent years mixing various essences to create the perfect scent.
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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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