adj (-cier, -ciest)
- 1.1 [sauce/food] (highly seasoned) muy condimentado; (with spices) con muchas especias; (hot, peppery) picanteMore example sentences1.2 (racy) [story/account] sabroso; (with sexual connotations) picante
- This was braised cubes of lamb in a spicy coconut sauce with fragrant rice for €15.50.
- A little bowl of diablo sauce, a spicy and fresh tomato salsa, came on the side.
- To top it off, the skewers were presented on a plate with potatoes, sour cream, and a spicy tomato sauce.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.