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"Utensilio" is a noun which is often translated as "utensil", and "vasija" is a noun which is often translated as "pot". Learn more about the difference between "utensilio" and "vasija" below.
utensilio(
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tehn
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see
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lyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (household use implement)
a. utensil
La cuchilla, el mondador y el resto de los utensilios de cocina están en el primer cajón.The knife knife, peeler, and the rest of the the cooking utensils are in the top drawer.
2. (professional use item)
a. tool
Los utensilios de jardinería están en el cobertizo al fondo del jardín.The gardening tools are in the shed in the back of the garden.
b. implement
Los utensilios quirúrgicos ya están esterilizados y listos para ser usados.The surgical implements are sterilized and ready to be used.
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vasija(
bah
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see
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hah
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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. (container)
a. pot
Voy a plantar unas semillas en esa vasija.I'll plant some seeds in that pot.
b. jar
La vasija tiene jeroglíficos egipcios.There are Egyptian hieroglyphics on the jar.
c. vessel
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(ancient)
Los arqueólogos encontraron una vasija de barro.The archaeologists found a clay vessel.
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