Learn when to use La Leña vs Leño in Spanish
leña – firewood
leño – log of wood
the wood – la madera
the tree – el árbol
What is la leña?
“La leña” is the part of “el leño” that comes from trees or shrubs, of woody forests or agricultural plant species, which when cut up can be used for energy purposes.
Prepara la leña para cocinar la sopa – Prepare the firewood to cook the soup
What is el leño?
“El leño” is the main raw material of “la leña”
The leño is a large and thick piece of a tree trunk, clean of branches. “El leño (masculine) is a piece of wood that is to be used as a “leña”.
¿Ya Marcos trajo el leño? – Has Marcos already brought the log of wood?
“La leña” and “el leño” together :
Te he traido este “leño” para que lo uses como “leña” en tu fogata . – I have brought you this “log of wood” to use as “firewood” in your campfire.
¿Ya Marcos trajo el leño para la leña? – Has Marcos already brought the log of wood for the firewood?
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