Quick answer
"Oil" is a noun which is often translated as "el petróleo", and "gas" is a noun which is often translated as "el gas". Learn more about the difference between "oil" and "gas" below.
oil(
oyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (petroleum)
a. el petróleo
(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).
They want to drill for oil in the nature reserve.Quieren explotar petróleo en la reserva natural.
2. (lubricant)
a. el aceite
(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).
It's important to change the engine oil on a regular basis.Es importante cambiar el aceite en el motor con regularidad.
3. (culinary)
a. el aceite
(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).
The only dressing I use on my salad is olive oil and vinegar.El único aderezo que le pongo a mi ensalada es aceite de oliva y vinagre.
4. (fine art)
a. el óleo
(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).
You can learn how to paint with oil at your own pace.Puedes aprender a pintar al óleo a tu propio ritmo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to lubricate)
a. lubricar
The last owner did not oil the engine at all.Su antiguo dueño no lubricó en absoluto el motor.
b. engrasar
Make sure the screws are well oiled.Asegúrate de que los tornillos estén bien engrasados.
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gas(
gahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. el gas
(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 have to memorize the names of the noble gases.Tengo que memorizar los nombres de los gases nobles.
2. (fuel)
a. el gas
(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).
If you have a propane stove, you'll need to convert it to natural gas.Si tienes una cocina a propano, tendrás que convertirla a gas natural.
3. (automobile fuel)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la gasolina
(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 need to stop to get gas.Tenemos que parar para cargar gasolina.
b. la nafta
(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)
Remember that the new car runs on gas, not diesel.Recuerda que el carro nuevo funciona con nafta, no con diésel.
c. la bencina
(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 Chile
(Chile)
They sell cheap gas around here.Por aquí venden barato la bencina.
4. (medicine)
a. el gas
(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).
You'll be given gas by the dentist before the procedure.El dentista te dará gas antes del procedimiento.
5. (biology)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. los gases
(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).
My stomach is bloated with gas.Tengo el estómago hinchado por culpa de los gases.
b. la flatulencia
(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 know any home remedies for combating gas?¿Conoces algún remedio casero para combatir la flatulencia?
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el acelerador
(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).
The gas is stuck! What do I do?¡Esta atorado el acelerador? ¿Qué hago?
7.
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)
(fun)
a. divertido (adjective)
The party was a gas.La fiesta fue muy divertida.
Your cousin's a gas, isn't he?Tu primo es muy divertido, ¿verdad?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8.
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)
(to chat)
a. parlotear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My sisters spent all afternoon gassing.Mis hermanas pasaron la tarde entera parloteando.
b. cotorrear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We hadn't seen each other for ages, so we stayed up late gassing.No nos veíamos desde hacía tiempo así que nos quedamos hasta tarde cotorreando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to attack with gas)
a. gasear
The general gave the order to gas the enemy camp.El general dio la orden de gasear al campo enemigo.
b. asfixiar con gas
They say the poor woman tried to gas herself.Dicen que la pobre mujer intentó asfixiarse con gas.
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