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American English: /ˈpɛpər/
British English: /ˈpɛpə/

Translation of pepper in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (spice) black/white pepper
    pimienta negra/blanca
    pepper steak
    filete (masculine) a la pimienta
    Example sentences
    • Whiz the onion, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth.
    • In a small bowl, combine sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder and garlic.
    • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, add the parsley and stir gently.
    1.2 countablepepper (plant)
  • 2 countable and uncountable (capsicum fruit, plant)
    also: sweet pepper
    pimentón (masculine) (South America excluding Río de la Plata)
    green pepper
    pimiento ( or pimentón etc. ) verde
    red pepper
    pimiento ( or pimentón etc. ) rojo or colorado
    Example sentences
    • Gently fry the bacon, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then sauté onion, peppers, garlic, fennel and saffron.
    • Aubergines, green beans, courgettes, garlic, leeks, peppers, potatoes, shallots, spinach and most variety of potatoes are excellent buys.
    • The plant is a member of the family Solanaceae and therefore a relation of the New World capsicum peppers and potato, and of the Old World aubergine.

transitive verb

  • 1 (Cooking)
    ponerle or echarle pimienta a
    Example sentences
    • He peppered the meat and swirled it with vegetables, asparagus shoots and courgette and finely shaved carrots, leeks and onions at their most succulent.
    • Gratefully, I copiously peppered my dish, and returned the pepper grinder to the young man, thanking him.
    • Two of us chose crispy duck with orange and Grand Marnier sauce, the birthday girl chose peppered steak, another chose lamb kebab with mint and honey and another went for halibut.
  • 2 (pelt)to pepper something/somebody (with something)
    acribillar algo/a alguien (a algo)
    they peppered him with questions
    lo acribillaron a preguntas
    Example sentences
    • A propaganda line was prepared, while the city was peppered with repeated bombardment.
    • He finally stopped and was peppered with bullets from an Apache helicopter.
    • He is getting peppered with questions from the press, many of them with a familiar theme.
  • 3 (intersperse)to pepper something with something
    salpicar algo de algo
    the speech was peppered with anecdotes
    el discurso estuvo salpicado de anécdotas
    Example sentences
    • In this case, it is also peppered with an enormous amount of humour as well as a direct insight into the sheer boredom and irritation of being incarcerated and its destructive effect on the personality.
    • In addition, each explanation is peppered with the necessary amount of technical information needed to accomplish the job.
    • His speeches are peppered with key phrases including ‘the consumer is boss’, ‘reframing the brands’ and ‘connect and develop’.
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