Quick answer
"Oil" is a noun which is often translated as "el petróleo", and "petrol" is a noun which is often translated as "la gasolina". Learn more about the difference between "oil" and "petrol" 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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petrol
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fuel) (United Kingdom)
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 ran out of petrol and our car broke down on the highway.Se nos acabó la gasolina y nuestro carro se averió en la autopista.
b. 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)
We stopped to get more petrol for our road trip.Paramos para echar más bencina para nuestro viaje por carretera.
c. 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)
Do you heat your home with oil or petrol?¿Calientas tu casa con petróleo o nafta?
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