Quick answer
"Oil" is a noun which is often translated as "el petróleo", and "kerosene" is a noun which is often translated as "el queroseno". Learn more about the difference between "oil" and "kerosene" below.
oil(
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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. (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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kerosene
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el queroseno
(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).
Fill the lamps with kerosene so we can see in the dark.Llena las lámparas de queroseno para que podamos ver en la oscuridad.
b. el querosén
(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)
I prefer kerosene, because it produces less fumes than does wood when it burns.Prefiero el querosén porque despide menos gases que la madera cuando se quema.
c. el keroseno
(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).
Don't light that match. It smells like kerosene in here.No enciendas ese cerillo. Huele a keroseno aquí.
d. el kerosene
(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 forgot to get extra kerosene for the lamps, so we couldn't see anything during the power outage.Me olvidé de buscar más kerosene para las lámparas, así que no vimos nada durante el apagón.
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