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"Zinc" is a noun which is often translated as "zinc", and "estaño" is a noun which is often translated as "tin". Learn more about the difference between "zinc" and "estaño" below.
zinc(
seengk
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (metal)
a. zinc
Según mi nutricionista, las ostras tienen mucho zinc.According to my nutritionist, oysters are rich in zinc.
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estaño(
ehs
-
tah
-
nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (metal)
a. tin
El bronce es una aleación de cobre y estaño.Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
b. solder (used for soldering)
El soldador debe estar lo bastante caliente como para fundir el estaño.The soldering iron should be hot enough to melt the solder.
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