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Spanish vocabulary - Tastes

29 Sep, 2017 Common Spanish Phrases
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Taste is one of the five traditionally recognized senses. There are five main types of taste sensations including bitter, salty, sweet, sour, and savory (umami). In this lesson, we will learn how to describe different tastes in Spanish. Below you will find a list of common adjectives and phrases to describe what you are eating.

Spanish vocabulary - Tastes

  • To taste - Saber
  • To savor/enjoy - Saborear
  • Sweet - Dulce
  • Bitter - Amargo
  • Sour - Agrio
  • Salty - Salado
  • Spicy - Picante
  • Fresh - Fresco
  • Bland - Soso
  • Cold - Frio
  • Hot - Caliente
  • Healthy - Saludable
  • Tasty - Rico
  • Delicious - Delicioso
  • Greasy - Graso
  • Burned - Quemado
  • Disgusting - Asqueroso
  • Rotten - Podrido
  • Tasteless - Insipido
  • Exquisite - Exquisito
  • Mouthwatering - que hace agua la boca
  • Dry - Seco
  • Yummy - Rico / Riquísimo
  • Bad - Mal
  • Strong-flavored - de sabor fuerte
  • Juicy - Jugoso
  • Horrible - Horrible
  • Popular - Popular
  • Rich/Heavy - Fuerte

Other useful phrases and expressions

  • I hate - Odio
  • I can´t stand - No soporto
  • It disgusts me Me repugna
  • It makes me sick - Me da asco
  • It makes me feel ill - Me pone enfermo 
  • I dislike - Me desagrada
  • I am not a fan of - No soy muy amigo de/No soy fan de
  • I don’t really like - No me va mucho

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Examples:

Este pastel está muy dulce - This cake is very sweet

Las frutas agrias saben muy mal - Sour fruits taste very bad

Para las personas que prefieren el queso de sabor fuerte, tenemos más de 10 productos - For people who like strong-flavored cheese we have more than 10 products

El jamón serrano es salado - Serrano ham is salty

La comida mejicana es picante - Mexican food is spicy

No me gustan los postres. Prefiero la comida salada - I don´t like desserts. I prefer savoury food

El postre está muy rico - The dessert tastes very good

No puedo comer esto, me da asco - I can´t eat this, it makes me sick

¿Te gusta el chocolate amargo? - Do you like bitter chocolate?

We hope that the above word list may help you easily describe different tastes of food. Follow our site to get instant Spanish to English translation, daily grammar, and vocabulary lessons!