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"Green onion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolleta", and "chive" is a noun which is often translated as "el cebollino". Learn more about the difference between "green onion" and "chive" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la cebolleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My father added fresh herbs and green onion to the scrambled eggs. Just how I like them!Mi padre añadió hierbas frescas y cebolleta a los huevos revueltos. ¡Así es como me gustan!
b. la cebolla verde
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you need green onion or red for the recipe?¿Necesitas cebolla verde o roja para la receta?
c. la cebolla de verdeo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Marie forgot to buy the green onions at the grocery store.A Marie se le olvidó comprar la cebolla de verdeo en el supermercado.
d. el cebollín
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My husband is growing green onion in his garden.Mi esposo está cultivando el cebollín en su jardín.
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chive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el cebollino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Could you go and pick some chives for me?¿Me puedes ir a recoger unos cebollinos?
b. la cebolleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We have a herb garden where we grow chive, rosemary, and basil.Tenemos un huerto de hierbas donde cultivamos cebolleta, romero y albahaca.
c. el ciboulette
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ciboulette
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
Chives produce purple flowers, which are also edible.La ciboulette da flores violetas, que también se pueden comer.
2. (culinary)
a. el cebollino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Chop the chives and sprinkle them over the salad.Pica los cebollinos y espárcelos encima de la ensalada.
b. la cebolleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Garnish the dish with chopped chives.Adereza el plato con cebolletas picadas.
c. el ciboulette
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ciboulette
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
I made a yogurt dressing with garlic and chive.Preparé un aderezo de yogur con ajo y ciboulette.
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