調味料 vs. 香辛料: How to Use Them Correctly
What is the difference between “調味料” and “香辛料“? These words may have made you complicated. However, after reading this, you would be figuring out what the meaning of them and let me introduce how you correctly use them such as native speakers today!
Seasoning / 调料 / 조미료 / Gia vị
“調味料” means “Seasoning” and which has been used as the meaning of “salt, herbs, or spices added to food to enhance the flavor” including “香辛料“.
Spice / 香料 / 향신료 / Gia vị cay
“香辛料” means “Spice” and which has been used as the meaning of “An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.”. So, “香辛料” is one of the “調味料“.