- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable [Cookery/Cocina] sal (feminine) pass the salt, please pásame la sal, por favor have you put salt on the meat? ¿le has puesto or echado sal a la carne? the salt of the earth la sal de la tierra (to be) worth one's salt any teacher worth her salt toda maestra que se precie de tal, toda maestra digna de ese nombre to rub salt into the wound(s) hurgar* en la herida to take sth with a pinch o grain of salt no creerse* algo al pie de la letra, tomar algo con pinzas (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) I should take anything he says with a pinch of salt 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/Cono Sur)Example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (interest, zest) gracia (feminine) 1.3 countable/numerable [Chemistry/Química] sal (feminine)
- 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/numerable (sailor) [colloquial/familiar] an old salt un (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.’
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (put salt on) [vegetables/meat] salar, ponerle* or echarle sal a; [road] echar sal en 1.2(salted past participle of/participio pasado de)salado salted butter mantequilla (feminine) salada or con sal 1.3 (cure) [pork/herring] salar; [cabbage] curar con sal 1.4 (enliven) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) [conversation/speech] sazonar
salt awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [colloquial/familiar] [money/profits] guardar he must have a few thousand salted away somewhere debe tener unos cuantos miles guardaditos or metiditos en algún lado [colloquial/familiar]