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From french believe me, the cream is a fat substance contained in milk . The term is also used to refer to the cream of milk Moreover, always in the field of food , the cream is a soup or a thick liquor : “I think I will choose the cream of onions and I will accompany it with meat”, “Last night I drank a coffee cream liqueur that I loved”.

There are different types of creams. The Catalan cream It is a plate of thick custard that is roasted on top with an iron plant. The custard cream , on the other hand, are the thick custard that is used to fill or decorate cakes.

The Chantilly cream , instead, it is a whipped cream with sugar and scented with vanilla, whose original recipe dates from XVII century . It is used in many desserts and cakes .

Other meanings of the term cream refer to light brown (“Maria gave me a cream shirt”) and what it is the most distinguished of a social group (“The party was attended by the cream of the Buenos Aires society”).

The cream in the language

Also cream is synonymous with dieresis , a spelling sign that is placed above the vowels on particular occasions. It is written with two dots on the desired letter and is used to:

* Indicate that the vowel "u" ​​must be pronounced separately from the sound gue and gui: In the case of umbrella stand. This type of use is known as mandatory because it is an immovable rule, an order or mandate. Some examples of it may be: penguin, argue and shame.

* Indicate a separation in a word with diphthong: this use is often found in poetry and is intended to indicate to the reader how a certain word should be read, so as not to break the rhythm of the poem. Thus, the cream is placed on the first vowel of the diphthong and indicates that it breaks, this adds one more syllable to the word and, therefore, to the stanza.

An example can be a stanza taken from the "Eclogue II" of Garcilaso de la Vega:

"The / dul / ce / mur / mu / rar / des / te / rü / i / do" instead of "The / dul / ce / mur / mu / rar / des / te / rui / do"(to compose a stanza endecasílaba and not decasílaba).

In the colloquial sense it is said that someone belongs to the cream to say that he has a certain social position, that he is high class or that he rubs shoulders with people who have a lot of money and contacts. In another sense say that someone is a cream it refers to the fact that it is not capable for a certain thing; It is often used to talk about an athlete when he fails or behaves in a striking way but does not bring the team to fruition, that is, he likes to be the center of attention rather than winning the competition or playing as a team.

Moisturizing and moisturizing creams

In another sense, a cream is that cosmetic or medical product that has a pasty consistency and serves to cause a certain effect on the skin; the most famous are moisturizing and moisturizing creams that, although many believe they are the same, serve different things.

The usefulness of the moisturizing lotion is to create a protective layer between the skin and the environment, preventing it from losing its natural moisture. It is composed of water and oils of vegetable origin thanks to which it eliminates the effects of dryness, white spots and tight lines of the skin. It is recommended primarily for young skin.

The moisturizer has similar purposes to the moisturizer but, in addition to preventing natural moisture from disappearing, fill the skin inside, moistening it as necessary, also collaborates a lot with the absorption of humidity from the environment. This one is more recommended for mature skin.

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