There are 2 main translations of bitter in Spanish

: bitter1bitter2


amargo, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪtə//ˈbɪdər/


  • 1

    • 1.1(in taste)

      • I sniffed at the mix of soap and sharp bitter smells.
      • American oak has too obvious a flavour and can impart bitter tastes, to cognac anyway, while Slovenian or ‘Trieste oak’ can be too hard.
      • Linera nodded and sipped from her mug, a sweet and bitter taste greeted her lips.
      • Saffron has a spicy, pungent, bitter taste and a tenacious odour, so only a very small amount is needed to give flavour and colour.
      • Gone are the bitter taste and pungent odor of many of the herbs.
      • It has a sweet taste without a bitter aftertaste and contributes a relatively small number of calories when it is eaten.
      • Chamomile flower (Matricaria spp.) has a pleasantly bitter and sweet taste.
      • I walked over to the cupboard, pulling down a mug, then filled it with the sweet bitter taste of homemade coffee.
      • So is the case when bitter and sweet flavors merge.
      • I let it sit there for a second or two and then ask myself if the wine tastes sweet, bitter, salty, etc.
      • It's best to eat less of the astringent, bitter, and pungent tastes in winter, although all six tastes should be included in your diet.
      • I can taste the sharp, bitter tang as I lick my lips.
      • In Ayurveda, foods are classified into six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
      • It tasted sweet and bitter on his tongue at the same time and made him shiver slightly, unable to decide if he enjoyed the taste or not.
      • Its bitter yet somewhat sweet flavour just thrills my insides.
      • They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
      • It has a black colour and a full-bodied flavour with a slightly bitter, malty taste.
      • We tried to place how a traditionally sweet dessert could also have an underlying bitter taste.
      • The bright green fruits are said to have a sour, sweet, bitter, and astringent taste, with a cooling energy.
      • Korean food relies on the harmony of five flavours: hot, bitter, sweet, salty and sour.

    • 1.2(very cold)

      (weather) glacial
      (weather) muy frío
      (frost/wind) cortante
      (wind/frost) penetrante
      (frost/wind) glacial
      as adverb it's bitter hace un frío glacial
      • as adverb it's bitter cold hace un frío glacial
      • It was early winter of '82, snow had blanketed the ground and the weather had turned bitter cold, here in the Northeast.
      • He carried me outside and the cold, bitter wind stung at me.
      • A bitter, cold wind made things unpleasant for the capacity crowd of 75,000, many of whom were at the ground at noon.
      • They stood there in the bitter wind; not one complained of the discomfort or cold.
      • There had been two things that stunned him first: the bitter cold and the intense light coming from the sky.
      • If we can afford it, we escape the cold and bitter winds of northern Alberta to the soul-restoring warmth and relaxation of the tropics.
      • The team used six batteries, fought off 50 mph winds and battled bitter cold to reach the 6,288-foot mountain summit.
      • A bitter cold wind cut right through his leather jacket and flannel lined jeans, but he didn't notice it at all.
      • Cold nights, bitter rain, the fear of predators, nothing would make me take that final step inside.
      • The wind seemed to blow bitter cold through him as much as around him, and Taberah sometimes shivered even when he was inside and wearing a sweater.
      • The cold bitter wind howled around them, biting through their blankets and clothes, chilling them to the bone.
      • Extreme storms began in June and hit Peru's high country with bitter cold, high winds, heavy snow and torrential rain at lower altitudes.
      • The capital is again bearing the brunt of the bitter weather with freezing winds, rain and hail showers.
      • The cold and bitter wind raged over the prison island, the morning sky black with swarms of mist and fog.
      • The day is cold, the wind is bitter and the air is dry.
      • The record snow fall left behind bitter cold weather all across the region.
      • The cold and bitter wind came straight at the face and chilled them to their bones.
      • Angry, bitter wind drove frozen rain hard into the window, rattling the panes.
      • Britain was braced for more snow and bitter winds today as the cold weather kept its icy grip on the country.
      • A bitter gust of wind swept over the two figures sitting on the shadowed sandstone steps in front of the town hall.

  • 2

    • 2.1(painful, hard)

      (disappointment/remorse) amargo
      (blow) duro
      (truth) crudo
      he shed bitter tears lloró lágrimas amargas
      • they fought on to the bitter end lucharon valientemente hasta el final
      • I had to stay till the bitter end tuve que aguantarme allí hasta el final
      • Weeks of ‘treatment’, bitter loneliness, and longing left me emotionally dead.
      • It was a bitter blow to the League's current pacemakers who had been hoping to stamp their name on the soccer scene this season.
      • Overall there was a mood of resentment and disgust - the product of bitter experiences with successive Labor and Liberal governments over the last two decades.
      • While defeat to the bottom team is a bitter blow, and a cruel disappointment at the end of a four game winning sequence, it is not a cue for despair.
      • It was a bitter blow, because we're ranked second in Europe and I'm sure we would have done well.
      • The loss of 550 jobs in the down-at-heel Kent seaside town, reducing Hornby to a suite of administrative offices and an echoingly empty factory shed, was a bitter blow.
      • It's a bitter blow for everyone here on the Islands.
      • The news will have come as a bitter blow to council chiefs who were hoping to improve upon their ‘weak’ assessment after the first preliminary report emerged this summer.
      • If so, that is far beyond my expectations, and no doubt a bitter blow to Democrats who harbored fantasies of retaking the chamber.
      • The criticism of culinary standards in Scotland is contained in two of Germany's biggest-selling travel guides and is a bitter blow to tourism chiefs.
      • The news that the American owners of Federal-Mogul have apparently withdrawn their offer to fund a pensions settlement will come as a bitter blow to thousands of people.
      • He described it as a bitter blow to have to leave.
      • We sense a period of bitter helpdesk experience somewhere in that CV.
      • The move marks a bitter blow for the shopping centre's owners who will see the call centre and the former Garons banqueting suite unoccupied as well as the old C & A store.
      • It was a bitter blow at the psychological moment as it sent Waterford in at the break trailing 2-7 to 0-6.
      • Last week BP announced more than 200 job losses at the Sullom Voe oil terminal, a bitter blow to a community accustomed to the wealth that comes with oil.
      • But campaigners were dealt a bitter blow when county highways officials confirmed that Government funding would not be available for the bypass.
      • Now to lose a second successive decider was a bitter blow.
      • Do we sigh that such tenets have been disproved many times over, both by the arguments of more profound thinkers in the field and by the sour fruits of a bitter experience?
      • Thorn's lyrics combine a gritty realism with a bitter sense of irony-yet remain deeply optimistic.

    • 2.2

      (reproach) amargo
      (person) resentido
      (person) amargado
      he's a bitter man es un (hombre) resentido / amargado
      • I felt bitter that no one had offered me help me amargó que nadie se hubiera ofrecido a ayudarme
      • He said some of the families would feel ‘very bitter and very hurt’.
      • But I tell you this, when she recovers her senses, all Bacchus will give her is bitter tears for her reward.
      • People go away bitter with a great sense of loss and families are destroyed.
      • Her expression contorting into one of bitter anger and resentment, his of confusion and annoyance.
      • That must always leave us with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow.
      • Here bitter frustration and hurt inspire, not great verse, but direct speech.
      • It would be easy to have negative feelings at this moment in time but I think you only hurt yourself and become bitter and resentful.
      • The international community failed Rwanda and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.
      • Scott's words on finding that he had been beaten reveal his bitter mortification and sense of failure.
      • So, with a bitter sense of disappointment that still lingers to this day, I skipped it.
      • What I can blame lifestyle television for, however, is the bitter sense of disillusionment that attended the process.
      • Mix in a third person and there are going to be hurt feelings and bitter resentment over not getting the pork fried rice.
      • Angus demanded, and I sensed a bitter tone in his voice, something I'd heard from him before but something that had never been directed at me.
      • Her bitter sense of humour and prudishness masks her loneliness, anger and sense of displacement.
      • And there is anger as well as joy, bitter resentment as well as compassion, above all a sense of nagging grief.
      • Remarkably he displays no self-pity and is not overtly bitter over his treatment, although he admits that the drive to prove his innocence ‘has taken over my life’.
      • For the rest of us, though, the sense of disappointment is bitter.
      • It was only two telephone conversations but on both occasions he made bitter references to the treatment he received from other record labels.
      • It was anger set to music and given a bitter sense of humour in sketches.
      • He is bitter about his treatment by the media in general.

    • 2.3(implacable)

      (hatred/enemies) implacable
      (enemies/hatred) a muerte
      (struggle) enconado
      • The euro row for the mainstream media and politicians is a bitter feud between rival multimillionaires and the groupings that back them.
      • These are the first signs of a bitter conflict ahead.
      • One of the sad stories told by those who were engaged in that bitter conflict concerned the blowing up of a troop train in northern Spain.
      • From the very outset there was bitter conflict as to who exactly should be the beneficiaries of liberty, equality and fraternity.
      • Typically, the opposing hardliners only strike a deal after a long and bitter conflict in which the terrible costs of continuing strife have been made unmistakably clear.
      • The invasion of South Korea by its communist neighbour in 1950 stunned the world and sparked three years of bitter conflict, which claimed more than two million lives.
      • The predicted bitter disputes - legal, constitutional and inter-party - have not materialised.
      • All thoughts of the recent bitter conflict that brought its thriving tourist industry to a complete halt have been diplomatically, but purposefully, sidelined.
      • The issue was the subject of bitter disputes within legal circles in Britain and internationally.
      • Such terms are the only things I note down in business meetings, for later use in bitter arguments to feign superior intelligence.
      • The four men were members of a northside gang involved in a bitter feud between rival families.
      • Unsurprisingly, her first full international against bitter rivals England in 1973 is one she will always remember.
      • In the course of that bitter conflict, Lincoln had been reviled and attacked without mercy.
      • Those veterans had served in several conflicts including the bitter in-fighting of Algeria and the desert war in the Sahara.
      • In our society these two groups happen to be engaged in a bitter conflict about everything from SUV's to Presidents.
      • The 61-year-old farmer committed suicide last September following a bitter five-year legal dispute over his farm.
      • When the train rattled into the next station, an inspector ran into the carriage and tried to settle the bitter argument.
      • The most contentious, emotional and bitter arguments between the two parties often touch upon race.
      • For decades, bitter arguments about devolution have bubbled away under the surface of a party fiercely proud of its unionist credentials.
      • Battles are fought over it, bitter arguments erupt, jealousies flare.

There are 2 main translations of bitter in Spanish

: bitter1bitter2



  • 1British


    tipo de cerveza ligeramente amarga que se produce en el Reino Unido

  • 2

    licor amargo del tipo de la angostura