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I have translated "cigar" into Spanish. There are three translations for that.

cigarrillo

cigarro

puro

Hypothesis: Spanish people told me that cigarillo and cigarro are the same. And that puro is a different product.

What is a difference between them?

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  • yeah, Spanish people told me that cigarillo and cigarro are the same. And that puro is a different product. In Argetina they also call it "pucho m".
    – cornejo
    Oct 17, 2016 at 16:50
  • Cigarillo means cigarette rather than cigar. Oct 17, 2016 at 17:01
  • I have found online that cigarillo means a thin cigar: wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=Cigarillo
    – cornejo
    Oct 17, 2016 at 17:04
  • Actually in Spain both mean the very same: cigarro, cigarrillo, pitillo, piti...
    – user11977
    Oct 17, 2016 at 20:43
  • Cigarro is a "cigarette" = cigarrillo es un diminutivo. Puro es un tabacco. Tabacco en ingles les llaman cigar
    – Wandy
    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:46

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Cigarro

  1. m. Rollo de hojas de tabaco, que se enciende por un extremo y se chupa o fuma por el opuesto.

Puro

  1. m. Cigarro hecho de hojas de tabaco enrolladas y liado sin papel.

So the translation of "cigar" would be cigarro = puro = cigarro puro (less used), whilst

Cigarrillo

Cigarro pequeño de picadura envuelta en un papel de fumar.

would be "cigarette".

Though these are the formal definitions. Informally, people often use "cigarro" for "cigarrillo", as "cigarrillo" can sound corny.

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    Just as a comment, another word for cigarette widely used in Spain is pitillo.
    – Yay
    Oct 18, 2016 at 9:22
  • @Yay spain and south america.
    – celerno
    Oct 20, 2016 at 17:26
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I'm going to be less academic because I think that this question is worth to be answered with images:

In Spain (actually):

Puro:

Puro

Cigarro - Cigarrillo:

Cigarrillo - Cigarro

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    I heard cigarro and cigarro puro for the former, and cigarro and cigarrillo for the latter.
    – Jdamian
    Jan 11, 2017 at 22:25

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