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"Kilo" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "kilo", and "quilo" is a noun which is often translated as "chyle". Learn more about the difference between "kilo" and "quilo" below.
kilo(
kee
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loh
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (kilogram)
a. kilo
He bajado dos kilos con mi dieta.I've lost two kilos on my diet.
b. kilogram
La maleta debe pesar máximo 25 kilos.The suitcase must have a maximum weight of 25 kilograms.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a lot)
a. loads
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me comí un helado con kilos de jarabe de chocolate.I ate an ice cream with loads of chocolate syrup.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(a million pesetas)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. one million pesetas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Gastamos tres kilos en la camioneta nueva.We spent three million pesetas on the new van.
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quilo(
kee
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loh
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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. (anatomy)
a. chyle
El quilo creado en el intestino en la digestión tiene aspecto lechoso.The chyle created in the intestine during digestion has a milky look.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (unit of measurement)
a. kilo
Compré un quilo de harina y un quilo de azúcar para hacer el bizcocho.I bought one kilo of flour and one kilo of sugar to bake the cake.
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