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Lime in Spanish 🇪🇸

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lime cal
How to say “lime” in Spanish? “Cal”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “cal” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on lime in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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normal speech: kahl

6 months ago

Another word for lime.

In Central America and Mexico, the word limón is used. And lima for lemon. So the exact opposite of other Spanish speaking countries.

6 months ago

Not the fruit

This is the word for the chemical. The fruit is lima.

7 months ago

cal info.

Tips to remember the word “cal”:
– Associate “cal” with “chalk” as both can be white and powdery.
– Link “cal” to “calcium” since lime or calcium oxide (the chemical name for quicklime) is a compound of calcium.
– Visualize the process of spreading lime on fields, which is common in agricultural settings, if you have any familiarity with farming.

– “Cal” in Spanish translates to “lime” in English, but specifically refers to calcium oxide (quicklime) or calcium hydroxide (slaked lime). It is widely used in construction, agriculture, and various chemical applications to adjust pH levels.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Encalado: whitewashing or the act of painting with lime.
– Óxido de calcio: chemical name for quicklime.
– Hidróxido de calcio: chemical name for slaked lime.

Alternate meanings, including slang:
– “Cal” can also mean something that is very easy or a situation that doesn’t pose any difficulty, similar to the English expression “a piece of cake.”
– In some places, “cal” can be slang for “head” or “mind.”

Examples of sentences that use “cal”:
– Vamos a echar cal en el jardín para mejorar el suelo. (We’re going to spread lime in the garden to improve the soil.)
– La cal se usa en la construcción para hacer mortero. (Lime is used in construction to make mortar.)
– Recuerdo que mi abuela siempre encalaba la pared del corral con cal. (I remember that my grandmother always whitewashed the corral wall with lime.)
– Debes tener cuidado al manipular cal, ya que puede causar quemaduras químicas. (You should be careful when handling lime, as it can cause chemical burns.)
– ¿Ese problema? ¡Eso es cal para mí! (That problem? That’s a piece of cake for me!)

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