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"Ice" is a noun which is often translated as "el hielo", and "ice cream" is a noun which is often translated as "el helado". Learn more about the difference between "ice" and "ice cream" 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. (frozen water)
a. el hielo
(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).
Can I have a glass of water with ice, please?Me da un vaso de agua con hielo, ¿por favor?
The roofs of the houses were covered with ice.Los tejados de las casas estaban cubiertos de hielo.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la nieve
(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).
(water based)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Man, it's hot! There's a place around here where we can get some really good pineapple ice.¡Qué calor! Hay un lugar por aquí donde podemos tomar una nieve de piña buenísima.
3. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el helado
(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).
(milk based)
Do we have any more chocolate ice?¿Tenemos más helado de chocolate?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cool)
a. enfriar
I forgot to ice the wine before dinner.Se me olvidó enfriar el vino antes de la cena.
b. helar
I think I'm going to ice my coffee this morning.Creo que voy a helar mi café esta mañana.
c. poner hielo
Take out the teabag and ice the tea.Saca la bolsita y ponle hielo al té.
5. (culinary)
a. glasear
Now that the cake is cool, we are going to ice it.Ahora que está frío el pastel, vamos a glasearlo.
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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. (culinary)
a. el helado
(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).
I want a scoop of strawberry ice cream.Quiero una bola de helado de fresa.
b. la crema helada
(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 went to the ice cream parlor to get some chocolate ice cream.Fuimos a la heladería para comprar crema helada de chocolate.
c. el mantecado
(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 Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I always eat ice cream when I visit my granny in Old San Juan.Siempre como mantecado cuando visito a mi abuelita en el Viejo San Juan.
d. la nieve
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
They sell really delicious strawberries-and-cream ice cream at La Michoacana.Venden una nieve de fresa y crema superrica en La Michoacana.
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