how to pronounce chiminea

How to Pronounce Chiminea – And All Other Variations

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The chiminea has a plethora of spellings and pronunciations some of the most common includes:

  • Chiminea
  • Chimenea
  • Chimnea
  • Chuminea
  • Chimenas

They all mean the same and are interchangeable. Here are some examples of people saying ‘chiminea’ so you can hear how it is pronounced.

how to pronounce chiminea
Youtube video by the American Pronunciation Guide

Chimenea

This spelling of chimeneas is most often used in the US. Chimenea is the literal translation of ‘chimney’ in Spanish. By using the spelling with the ‘i’ instead of the ‘e’ this lends to differentiate between the small, ornate fireplaces that we all love, and a chimney.

If you are ever trying to research chimineas, using the spelling with an ‘i’ should bring you more fruitful results. However, they are interchangeable and mean the same thing.

In the UK the most common spelling by far is CHIMINEA with an ‘i’.

What is the Meaning of Chiminea?

A chiminea is a small, outdoor fireplace traditionally made out of clay with a bulbous-shaped fire bowl connected to a chimney stack for the smoke to escape.

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