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"Onion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolla", and "scallion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolleta". Learn more about the difference between "onion" and "scallion" 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. (vegetable)
a. la cebolla
(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).
I ordered a pizza with cheese, onions, and spinach.Pedí una pizza con queso, cebolla y espinacas.
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scallion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la cebolleta
(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).
I served some lightly sauteed scallions on top of the salmon fillets.Serví cebolletas ligeramente salteadas encima de los filetes de salmón.
b. la cebolla de verdeo
(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)
I made a delicious hamburger with scallions, goat cheese, and crispy pancetta.Preparé una hamburguesa deliciosa con cebolla de verdeo, queso de cabra y panceta crocante.
c. la cebolla larga
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
We need scallions for this recipe.Necesitamos cebolla larga para esta receta.
d. la cebolla china
(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 Peru
(Peru)
I love chicken with scallions.Me encanta el pollo con cebolla china.
e. la cebolla verde
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
You can use scallions if you don't have leeks.Puedes usar cebolla verde si no tienes puerros.
f. la cebolla de hoja
(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 Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Scallions are very important in Chinese cooking.La cebolla de hoja es muy importante en la cocina china.
g. el cebollín
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Can you get a bunch of scallions when you go to the supermarket?¿Puedes comprar un atado de cebollín cuando vayas al supermercado?
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