Translation of sprout in Spanish:


brote, n.

Pronunciation: /spraʊt//sprəʊt/


  • 1

    (new growth)
    brote masculine
    retoño masculine
  • 2

    • 2.1

      col de Bruselas feminine
      repollito de Bruselas masculine South America

    • 2.2(shoot)

      brote masculine
      alfalfa sprouts brotes de alfalfa

    • 2.3(shoot)

transitive verb

  • 1

    (leaves/shoots) echar
    the plant's sprouting new shoots la planta está echando retoños / está retoñando
    • it's sprouting horns le están saliendo cuernos
    • a part of town which is always sprouting new restaurants una parte de la ciudad en la que surgen restaurantes como hongos
    • Then, late in spring, it started showing a few green sprouts.
    • It's as easy to grow as green onions - just push the cloves down into the soil and in a few weeks, you'll have sprouts poking through.
    • Top-dress lightly with sand, topsoil, and sifted compost, and keep the lawn well watered until the new sprouts emerge.
    • From the ground, green sprouts start to appear through the cracks in the brickwork.
    • When buying garlic, look for firm heads with papery skins, and avoid any with green sprouts.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (plant) echar retoños
    (plant) retoñar
    (leaf) brotar
    (leaf) salir
    (seeds) germinar
  • 2

    (appear, spring up)
    (buildings/hotels) surgir (como hongos)
    (hotels/buildings) aparecer (como hongos)