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Pronunciation: /swiːt/

Translation of sweet in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 (of taste) dulce; (with sugar) dulce, azucarado this soup tastes sweet esta sopa sabe or está dulce the liquid was sweet to the taste el líquido tenía un gusto or sabor dulce I don't like my coffee too sweet no me gusta el café demasiado dulce or azucarado avoid sweet things evite los dulces
    Example sentences
    • They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
    • Human taste buds react to four tastes: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.
    • Some people taking the drug simply complain that food has lost its taste, but others report a strongly metallic bitter or sweet taste.
  • 2 2.1 (fresh, wholesome) [smell] agradable the air smelled sweet after the rain después de la lluvia el aire olía a limpio 2.2 [water] dulce
    Example sentences
    • She enjoyed the shade that the rustling green canopy gave herself and her boyfriend as they sat together, breathing the fresh and sweet air.
    • There breathes in the face a sweet air of the purest grace, with the hair gathered simply, and all the lineaments are formed to beauty and to modesty.
    • Fresh, sweet air breezed past Shana's head, her fawn-colored hair streaming behind her in the gust.
    Example sentences
    • I took in a deep breath and smelled the flowers' sweet fragrance.
    • Never again would she see her mom's sparkling blue eyes when Lillie told her one of her lame jokes, or smell the sweet fragranced perfume her mother always wore.
    • Up closer he could smell the sweet scent of her perfume, he only just realised too how incredibly beautiful she was.
  • 3 3.1 (pleasant, gratifying) [sounds/voice/music] dulce, melodioso for him victory/success was sweet la victoria/el éxito le supo a gloria their applause came as sweet music to my ears sus aplausos me sonaron a música celestial good night, sweet dreams buenas noches y que sueñes con los angelitos she always goes her own sweet way siempre hace lo que (se) le da la real gana 3.2 (kind, lovable) [nature/temper/smile] dulce she's a very sweet person es un encanto (de persona), es una persona encantadora it was very sweet of her to offer to do it fue muy amable de su parte ofrecerse a hacerlo it was very sweet of you to buy me flowers fue todo un detalle de tu parte comprarme flores he says he loves me just to keep me sweet dice que me quiere solo para tenerme contenta to be sweet on sb [colloquial/familiar] she's sweet on a boy at school le gusta mucho un chico del colegio, está enamoriscada de un chico del colegio [colloquial/familiar] 3.3 (attractive) [baby/puppy] rico [colloquial/familiar], mono [colloquial/familiar], amoroso (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • It's a rather sweet and endearing little premise, one which the folks behind this film are hoping that coveted tween market might enjoy.
    • Haden has an endearing and sweet voice and Frisell's guitar is just as elegant and persuasive.
    • Once again, he blew everyone away with his sweet voice and endearing songs about love and loss.
    Example sentences
    • He's unfailingly calm and polite around Claire, and we get the sense throughout this episode that Ethan is sweet on her.
    • It's Polly and Robert; they're sweet on each other, as if you couldn't guess.
    • I don't think that their sound engineer noticed that I'm a little bit sweet on him.
    Example sentences
    • There was about her, in George Eliot's lovely phrase, ‘the sweet presence of a good diffused’.
    • In fact, I'd like to think that, were the incident to recur today, I would politely shove him to the ground, dole out a few sweet phrases, and send him packing.
    Example sentences
    • Ears still stand up, but for the sweet sounds of the silver lining in the music they make together.
    • To walk across fields and meadows in early summer and no longer see a speck in the sky and hear a sweet trill like song and crescendo of melodic notes from the skylark.
    • The sweet sounds of Bach echoed in a seemingly empty loft.
    Example sentences
    • The influence of punk is quite sweet and gratifying.
    • Derry Rovers Youths gained sweet revenge over rivals Spink Celtic in this Shield match played in the Ben Mulhall Park on Sunday, April 7.
    • They are tales of brutal death and sweet revenge, savage slayings and cryptic final words - stories that lift the coffin lid on Yorkshire's grisly past.
    Example sentences
    • But you better not cross her, because even though she's mostly sweet and nice and very pretty, she's not afraid to write a song about you if she has to.
    • I always thought that you were sweet and nice, and you were always there for me.
    • Alyssa had known Valerie for a couple of months then and thought Valerie was a sweet person.


  • 1 (confectionery) (British English/inglés británico) caramelo (masculine) or (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) dulce (masculine) she eats too many sweets come demasiados caramelos or demasiadas golosinas
  • 3
    (sweets plural)
    3.1 (sugary food) (American English/inglés norteamericano) dulces (masculine plural) avoid all sweets procure no comer dulces 3.2 (pleasures) [literary/literario] placeres (masculine plural) the sweets of youth los placeres de la juventud the sweets of victory el dulce sabor de la victoria
  • 4 (as form of address/como título de cortesía) my sweet mi vida, mi cielo

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