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[*] posted on 11-25-2023 at 01:51 PM
aceituna versus oliva


Today my SpanishDictionary.com word of the day was "aceituna," which I know translates to "olive," but I'm also aware of the Spanish word "oliva," which also means olive. I believe aceituna is Arabic in origin, whereas oliva is lifted straight from the Latin. I've heard both words used interchangeably among Spanish speakers here in the U.S., but was wondering if there was a definite preference in Mexico, specifically Baja.



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[*] posted on 11-25-2023 at 02:29 PM


It's aceituna down here in old Mexico. I've never heard anyone use oliva but I have heard the word el olivo for the tree.
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[*] posted on 11-25-2023 at 03:37 PM


Fruit vs tree. Pescado vs pez...... IMHO

[Edited on 11-25-2023 by pacificobob]
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[*] posted on 11-25-2023 at 04:27 PM


don't know but olive oil is aceite de oliva.
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[*] posted on 11-26-2023 at 08:26 AM


Hence my question! :?:



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[*] posted on 11-26-2023 at 08:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by stillnbaja  
don't know but olive oil is aceite de oliva.


Tru dat!
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[*] posted on 11-28-2023 at 11:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
Fruit vs tree. Pescado vs pez...... IMHO

[Edited on 11-25-2023 by pacificobob]


Yes- like a cashew nut is called "nuez de India" but a cashew tree is marañon.
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[*] posted on 11-28-2023 at 12:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
Fruit vs tree. Pescado vs pez...... IMHO

[Edited on 11-25-2023 by pacificobob]


Yes- like a cashew nut is called "nuez de India" but a cashew tree is marañon.


Likewise castaña is a chestnut, while castaño is a chestnut tree.




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[*] posted on 11-28-2023 at 12:53 PM


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[*] posted on 11-28-2023 at 11:25 PM


aceite is oil. oliva is an olive.
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[*] posted on 11-30-2023 at 11:26 PM


Yes, I think we all know aceite is oil. That isn't what this discussion is about. Aceituna means olive in Mexican Spanish.
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[*] posted on 12-1-2023 at 07:26 AM


And based on this image of olive oil from Andalucia, oliva is more widely used in Spain.





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[*] posted on 12-1-2023 at 03:37 PM
Hows this for a hijack?


What is, or would be, the oil from cactus fruit called in Spanish?
https://www.healthline.com/health/about-prickly-pear-seed-oi...

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[*] posted on 12-1-2023 at 03:54 PM


I was just in Spain in late oct. early nov. and never heard anyone use anything but "aceituna" for olives.
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