Translation of sugar in Spanish:

sugar

Pronunciation: /ˈʃʊgər; ˈʃʊgə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c azúcar (masculine) or (feminine) how many sugars do you take? ¿cuánto azúcar quieres?, ¿cuántos terrones ( or cuántas cucharaditas) de azúcar quieres? to put sugar in/on sth echarle or ponerle* azúcar a algo (before noun/delante del nombre) [content/level] de azúcar sugar bowl o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) basin azucarero (masculine), azucarera (feminine) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) sugar cube o lump terrón (masculine) de azúcar sugar industry industria (feminine) azucarera sugar mill o refinery refinería (feminine) de azúcar, azucarera (feminine), ingenio (masculine) azucarero, central (feminine) azucarera (Peru/Perú)
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    • In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
    • So it is crucial to monitor your intake of glucose from starchy foods (bread, rice and potatoes), sugar and other sweet foods.
    • Part of the problem is that increasingly health-conscious consumers see Coke as a drink packed with sugar and chemical sweeteners and not much else.
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    • Complex sugars coat almost every cell in the body, as well as microbes that cause disease.
    • The extent to which sugars move across the plasma membranes of embryo-derived protoplasts during isolation, suspension, and drying is not known and merits further investigation.
    • Consume these sugars a half-hour before and immediately after your workouts.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], (as form of address/como título de cortesía) cariño [colloquial/familiar], cielo [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Well yes, compared to the drab fifties and khaki they probably were, but today their colours seem to be seen through a sepia veneer, and, sugar, that doesn't do it for me.
    • ‘Look at me, sugar’, he said.
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    • Spoken and written substitutes for the word in American English include sugar, sheesh, shoot, and shucks, as in the constructions: Oh, sugar! Aww, shucks!

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [coffee/cereal/fruit] echarle or ponerle* azúcar a, azucarar sugared almonds peladillas (feminine plural) pill 1 1

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