- 1 1.1 uncountable (Cookery) pass the salt, pleasepásame la sal, por favorhave you put salt on the meat?¿le has puesto or echado sal a la carne?the salt of the earth (to be) worth one's saltany teacher worth her salttoda maestra que se precie de talto rub salt into the wound(s) to take something with a pinch o grain of salt
toda maestra digna de ese nombreno creerse algo al pie de la letraI should take anything he says with a pinch of salt
tomar algo con pinzas (Southern Cone)no se puede creer lo que él dice al pie de la letra
todo lo que él diga hay que tomarlo con pinzas (Southern Cone)Example sentences1.2 uncountable (interest, zest) 1.3 countable (Chemistry)
- Add the braised chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper sauce.
- Add white soy sauce and milk, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer.
- Lay the marinated turkey strips on the grill and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Amides are hydrolysed to ammonium salts with catalysis by acids or alkalis.
- In some such compounds, the hydrogen atom in the carboxyl group is neutralized by reaction with a base, to form the metal salt of the fatty acid.
- Sulfates are salts or esters of sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4.
- 3 countable (sailor) [colloquial]an old saltun (viejo) lobo de marExample sentences
- I guess that brings us back to the beginning - that there is no easy route or short answer to bridge the generation gap between our sharp young Sailors and old salts like me.
- I used to jump off the boat to release the pots, but an old salt gave me a tip.
- The jewel of the crew, known as Redman for obvious reasons, was an old salt with Navy SEAL experience, and had coffee and a ‘good morning ‘brewing at 5 a.m. daily.’
- 1.1 (put salt on)(vegetables/meat)
ponerle or echarle sal a(road)
echar sal enExample sentences
- In the past, we ate far more salted and preserved foods; today, with the advent of fridges, we eat more fresh food.
- The standard accompaniment to salted beef or pork was either mustard or a similar condiment made from the seeds of the rocket plant, Eruca sativa.
- Their menu varies from the noodle section to the usual rice dishes, offering Laksa Singapore to salted fish and fried rice.
also: salted past participlesalted buttermantequilla (feminine) salada or con sal1.3 (cure)(pork/herring)
- The city seems to wait a week to see if the ice will melt before salting the roads.
- However, these stretches of road are thoroughly salted to clear the snow and make them safe for road users.
- The reason we gritted yesterday afternoon is that it is better to salt the roads before the snow falls.
salar(cabbage)1.4 (enliven) (often passive)
curar con sal(conversation/speech)
- I'm not sure whether satire shouldn't get its own category; but then, most great political works are salted with satire.
- His work is salted with slogans and phrases in capital letters.
- The speech was liberally salted with the standard Lathamite insults from Werriwa College of Invective.
- 1.1 (salted) (before noun)(butter)
en salazónExample sentences1.2 (saline) (before noun)
- Mediaeval monks were aware of the benefits of salt mud and concentrated sea water and used them to treat rheumatism, dropsy and obesity.
- My doctor has ordered me to take the salt air at Brighton for a few days.
- Pamela waited, breathing in the salt air, gazing up at the brilliance above.
de agua salada(air)
(money/profits)he must have a few thousand salted away somewhere
debe tener unos cuantos miles guardaditos or metiditos en algún lado [colloquial]