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American English: /teɪst/
British English: /teɪst/

Translation of taste in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (flavor) a strong garlicky taste
    un fuerte sabor or gusto a ajo
    it looks good, but it has no taste
    tiene buen aspecto, pero no sabe a nada
    to leave a bad taste in the mouth
    dejarle a alguien (un) mal sabor de boca
    Example sentences
    • Three weeks later she complained of a metallic taste and a burning sensation in her mouth.
    • The taste explodes in your mouth.
    • Water supplies in a South Lakeland town are leaving an earthy taste in people's mouths following an outbreak of algae.
    1.2 (sense) to be bitter/sweet to the taste
    tener un sabor or gusto amargo/dulce al paladar
    Example sentences
    • Sensory evaluation is analysis of product attributes perceived by the human senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing.
    • Of the five senses - touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing - which one is most important to a naval aviator?
    • For no spirit could feel things if it were defined under our interpretation of senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight are under no part of the term spirit.
  • 2 (no plural) 2.1 (sample, small amount) can I have a taste of your ice cream?
    ¿me dejas probar tu helado?
    would you like some dessert? — just a taste
    ¿quieres postre? — solo un poquito para probarlo
    2.2 (experience) once you've had a taste of the good life …
    una vez que sabes lo que es bueno or que has probado la buena vida …
    it'll give us a taste of what we can expect
    nos dará una idea or será un anticipo de lo que podemos esperar
    it was their first taste of democracy
    era su primera experiencia de la democracia
    a taste of one's own medicineI'll give her a taste of her own medicine
    la voy a tratar como ella trata a los demás
    le voy a dar una sopa de su propio chocolate (Mexico)
    (to get my own back) le voy a pagar con su misma moneda
    he got a taste of his own medicine
    lo trataron como él trata a los demás ( or le dieron una sopa de su propio chocolate etc. )
  • 3 countable and uncountable (liking) we try to cater for every taste
    tratamos de satisfacer todos los gustos
    our tastes are entirely different
    tenemos gustos totalmente distintos
    it's too salty for my taste
    está demasiado salado para mi gusto
    my taste is really more for sweet things
    la verdad es que prefiero las cosas dulces
    a taste (for something)if you have a taste for adventure …
    si te gusta la aventura …
    vermouth is an acquired taste
    al vermú hay que aprender a apreciarlo
    el vermú es un gusto que se adquiere con el tiempo
    I developed a taste for vintage wines
    les tomé el gusto a los vinos de reserva
    he has expensive tastes
    tiene gustos caros
    to be to one's taste
    ser de su ( or mi etc. ) gusto
    it's very much to my taste
    es muy de mi gusto
    it's not to everyone's taste
    no le gusta a todo el mundo
    no es del gusto de todo el mundo
    it's a matter of taste
    es (una) cuestión de gustos
    add salt/sugar to taste
    añadir sal/azúcar a voluntad or al gusto
    there's no accounting for taste
    sobre gustos no hay nada escrito
    Example sentences
    • The chef has made it more sour and sweet to meet the taste of Southern people and the dish is actually fairly bland.
    • Some say this might weaken the brand power of Reeb, but Huang believes the new Reeb with four flavours may cater to the tastes of more Shanghai people.
    • I tried vanilla coke when it came out, and it was very tasty, but given my addiction to plain diet coke… it was a bit too sweet for my tastes.
    Example sentences
    • The busy silence that occurred before the conductor returned to the stage - like the opening moments of Sgt Pepper's - was more to my taste.
    • My brother and I share the same taste in food, drink and humour but when it comes to cars we disagree.
    • Obviously, it depends on having a decent-sized sample of your musical tastes before it can make sensible recommendations.
  • 4 uncountable (judgment) a person of taste
    una persona de buen gusto or con gusto
    she has excellent taste in clothes
    tiene un gusto excelente para vestirse
    se viste con muy buen gusto
    a remark in extremely bad/poor taste
    un comentario de pésimo/mal gusto
    it was extremely bad taste to criticize him in front of her
    fue de pésimo gusto criticarlo delante de ella
    Example sentences
    • The analysis appreciates Densher's exercise of good taste in his ability to feel Milly's pain and ultimately to repudiate her fortune.
    • That hardly any believers approach aesthetic taste in this way is in no small part the reason we are flailing about today in a culture of ugliness and death.
    • Are standards of taste in music, art, or entertainment being raised, maintained or debased?

transitive verb

  • 1 (test flavor of)
    taste this
    prueba esto
    Example sentences
    • Critics tasting these wines without food and in large groups often miss wines like these that do not hammer their palates into submission.
    • After our food writers and editors taste each dish, it's first come, first served for the rest of the staff, so it pays to hurry when you smell something good.
    • Then, Kaga and four judges taste the food and pronounce the winner.
    Example sentences
    • To insure good luck in the coming year one must taste all courses, and there must also be an even number of people at the table to ensure good health.
    • Fruit and vegetables were then provided at lunch and school staff rewarded children for tasting them or for eating whole portions.
    • We couldn't have a Greek meal without tasting some baklava, so we ordered one portion to share.
  • 3 (perceive flavor) I can't taste the sherry in the soup
    la sopa no me sabe a jerez
    no le encuentro sabor a jerez a la sopa
    no le siento gusto a jerez a la sopa (Latin America)
  • 4 (eat) he hadn't tasted food for six days
    llevaba seis días sin probar bocado or sin comer nada
  • 5 (experience)
    disfrutar de
    Example sentences
    • Before yesterday's match against Dundee, he was unbeaten in 11 outings, tasting victory in eight of them.
    • Nobody has been nominated more often without tasting victory.
    • Last year, in fact, only four Americans tasted victory.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (have flavor) it tastes bitter
    tiene (un) sabor or gusto amargo
    sabe amargo
    this tastes delicious
    esto está delicioso or riquísimo
    it tastes fine to me
    a mí me sabe bien
    para mi gusto está bien
    freedom/success tastes good
    la libertad/el éxito deja buen sabor de boca
    to taste of something
    saber a algo
    it tastes of garlic
    sabe a ajo
    tiene sabor or gusto a ajo
    Example sentences
    • Sick of wines that tasted of artificial flavours and chemicals, he confided his frustration to his wife.
    • We foraged for the elusive baski, an absurdly delicious wild strawberry that tasted of cherry and blackcurrant too.
    • The lung was repellently spongy and tasted of bleach.
  • 2 (distinguish flavors) I can't taste because I have a cold
    la comida no me sabe a nada porque estoy resfriado
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