chili
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “chilli” or "chile."
chili(
chih
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li
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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. (culinary)
a. el chile
(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 only added one chili to the soup so it wouldn't be too spicy.Sólo le puse un chile a la sopa para que no estuviera demasiado picante.
b. el ají
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The beef empanadas are served with chili sauce.Las empanadas de res se sirven con salsa de ají.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el chile con carne
(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).
My dad puts three kinds of beans in his chili.Mi papá pone tres tipos de frijoles en su chile con carne.
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Phrases with "chili"
Here are the most popular phrases with "chili." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
chili powder
el chile en polvo
chili pepper
el chile
chili sauce
la salsa de chile, la salsa picante
green chili
el chile verde
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