Translation of sweet in Spanish:

sweet

dulce, adj.

Pronunciation: /swiːt//swit/

adjective

  • 1

    (of taste)
    dulce
    (with sugar) dulce
    (with sugar) azucarado
    this soup tastes sweet esta sopa sabe / está dulce
    • the liquid was sweet to the taste el líquido tenía un gusto / sabor dulce
    • I don't like my coffee too sweet no me gusta el café demasiado dulce / azucarado
    • avoid sweet things evite los dulces
    • There are 14 species of salak plants, but only Sibetan salak - with its sweet and sour taste and dry meat - has a high market value.
    • Mr Dolan, 47, said the bitter had a sweet, fruity taste and was ‘quite dangerous stuff’ at 4.8 per cent.
    • The sweet natural taste of honey halvah ice cream complemented the flowery taste of the rose water for a unique blend of earthiness.
    • The tea tastes a little bitter with some lingering sweet aftertaste.
    • Taste buds can only distinguish between sweet, salt, sour and bitter and the sense of smell is relied on to obtain the flavour.
    • Buttermilk is an assortment of three tastes - sweet, sour and astringent.
    • It had a bitterly sweet taste, that left her mouth dry, yet the taste was unforgettable.
    • Apples have various tastes, insipid, sweet, very sour and accordingly used in cooking.
    • However, the beef became tasty after absorbing the sweet and sour tastes of the preserved tangerine peel wrapped outside.
    • ‘My compliments,’ she said over the steaming cup as the sweet taste of the tea lingered on her tongue.
    • She raised a finger to her lips and traced them, strangely she could taste the sour but sweet taste still there.
    • Chamomile flower (Matricaria spp.) has a pleasantly bitter and sweet taste.
    • The smell is pleasant, the taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter as is typical of ginseng.
    • It tasted sweet like honey for only a second and then a sudden painful lurching started in her womb.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Thai food should have the perfect balance of bitter, salty, sweet, sour and hot.
    • I walked over to the cupboard, pulling down a mug, then filled it with the sweet bitter taste of homemade coffee.
    • They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
  • 2

    • 2.1(fresh, wholesome)

      (smell) agradable
      the air smelled sweet after the rain después de la lluvia el aire olía a limpio
      • Another breeze and I smelt the sweet smell of flowers.
      • It's so quiet it doesn't stop you sleeping, and in the morning the air is sweet and clean.
      • She enjoyed the shade that the rustling green canopy gave herself and her boyfriend as they sat together, breathing the fresh and sweet air.
      • The clean sweet air with the damp chill in it of mountain snow.
      • Breathing in the sweet air again, I decided that I definitely liked it here, enough that I might actually settle down here.
      • My spirit feels reborn, and I breathe in the sweet air of the pardoned prisoner.
      • The man kindled it and in the next moments the fresh and sweet air fulfilled with deep and suffocating smoke and scent of burning flesh.
      • Aubrey buried his face into her hair, smelling the sweet scent of rose shampoo, hiding his face from view.
      • He turned the sweet air way up, gave me the headphones and proceeded to finish up my root canal.
      • She missed the sun on her face, the sweet smell of flowers, the birds and insect life.
      • I also readily recall those days when we had sweet water - for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • In the Erasama block, which was the worst hit by the cyclone, sweet water is not available even at a depth of 1,500 feet.
      • As she spoke, setting the scene with a brief history of the house and its purportedly ghost ridden past, I noticed a very sweet smell of rose perfume.
      • Head low as the sun grew higher in the sky, he breathed in the fresh, sweet air with a hint of delighted content.
      • Sitting in the shadow of an Osmanthus tree, visitors to Guilin Park are intoxicated by the sweet scent of the flower.
      • You graced our suite with the sweet smell of beautiful flowers and Chilean wine.
      • She was letting him touch her, letting him smell her sweet perfume, letting him savor those things that only Rick should feel.
      • Also with a claim of good mildew tolerance is ‘Blue Lagoon’ a new variety from Thompson, and Morgan with blue flowers and sweet fragrance.
      • When I woke up, I smelled this sweet familiar vanilla perfume.
      • What had possessed him to leave the beautiful greenness and fresh sweet air of Hilgoth?
      • When the air is so sweet with blossom and the beginnings of the evening dew you could almost drink it and believe it to be the best elixir known to Man.
      • She lifted her head and breathed in the sweet air.
      • In the center of the biggest island you will see tall cedars that mark a spring of sweet water.
      • Ariana was awoken by the sweet scent of the flowers she knew very well.
      • He could smell the sweet smell of flowers wafting in from a balcony next door and hear the sounds of laughter drifting up from the sidewalk below.
      • 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.
      • It smells like some sort of crazy hybrid of fragrant, sweet berries and the floral hyperbole of lavender.
      • They say he never took a bath, but he smelled as sweet as a flower.
      • Fresh, sweet air breezed past Shana's head, her fawn-colored hair streaming behind her in the gust.
      • A beautiful one, with so many wild flowers that a sweet scent of lavender lingered on the soft breeze that was brushing his face.
      • He could smell something, something sweet, like spring flowers on a sunny day.
      • I took in a deep breath and smelled the flowers' sweet fragrance.
      • Mother-of-thyme is an herb that grows to a height of one to two inches high with purple flowers that have a sweet fragrance during the summer
      • The smoking ban is finally here, and so I'm joining the ranks of smug non-smokers - filling my lungs with nothing but clean, sweet air.
      • Up closer he could smell the sweet scent of her perfume, he only just realised too how incredibly beautiful she was.
      • The sweet fragrance of her perfume assaulted his senses.
      • 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.
      • Jonathan Cope is spending this week breathing the sweet air of the French countryside.
      • Filley took a deep breath of the surprisingly light, sweet air, and knew that she was not asleep or day dreaming or taking a leave of her senses.
      • Tambili or the sweet water from the spliced green or bright orange fruit quenches thirst and fortifies the Lankan soul.

    • 2.2

      (water) dulce

  • 3

    • 3.1(pleasant, gratifying)

      (music/sounds/voice) dulce
      (voice/sounds/music) 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
      • 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 an unplugged guitar and crackling fire mixed with vague cultish lyrics, opiating our young minds with hope and faith.
      • The sweet sounds of Bach echoed in a seemingly empty loft.
      • But Jackie ends up with more than sweet revenge when she finds Frank hanging from a ceiling beam in her living room with a suicide note stuffed in his mouth.
      • It would start with whispers, a sweet sound to catch your ear before maintaining a crescendo into other more vocalized sounds leading to the climax.
      • Ears still stand up, but for the sweet sounds of the silver lining in the music they make together.
      • Eales said the result was sweet revenge for Australia's last minute 39-35 defeat against New Zealand in Sydney last month.
      • For Burrell, however, who blames Charles for the stress he was put through in the court case, revenge has been sweet and very lucrative.
      • My issue would be born clear-headed, with music, sweet music, our only drug.
      • The sweet sound of the Northumbrian pipes, playing folk tunes which would have been familiar to eighteenth-century audiences, greeted us as we climbed the stairs.
      • 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.
      • Revenge may be sweet but it is also destructive.
      • Severus gained sweet revenge for their opening day defeat when a brace from Moss earned them a 2-1 win at Thorpe United for whom Wood was on the mark.
      • Fitzpatrick is the only competitor ever to beat Scott in over 20 bouts and it was sweet revenge for the talented Elton High School pupil.
      • It was sweet revenge for the Dubliner after losing to Leedsman Hunter in last season's Welsh Open final in Cardiff.
      • They exacted sweet revenge later that year, beating Ireland 1-in a playoff in Paris, ending Cantwell's last hope of reaching a major finals.
      • Everything got quieter as the sweet sound of the flute continued to play.
      • Suddenly the sweet sound of Christine's voice filled his ears.
      • His Cooper character in Hang Em High is man striving for revenge but realizes that revenge is not always sweet.
      • The influence of punk is quite sweet and gratifying.
      • This is a temple which tells the story of sweet revenge.
      • It has a sound that is somewhere between big-band and jazz, sweet music to the ears.
      • Jarrod's a big fella, well over 6 feet, with hands the size of tree stumps, but still able to coax sweet sounds from a guitar.
      • It was sweet revenge for Legers who has lost to Brown on three previous occasions.
      • All aspects of the effects, dialogue, and Miles Goodman's sickeningly sweet music score are clear and distortion free.
      • There's nothing like the sweet sounds of an electric guitar to start the day off well, though for some reason my neighbours disagree.
      • So it was a sweet revenge for the Portlaoise lads who swamped Ballinakill Gaels in an equally disappointing meeting.
      • The sweet sounds of 50's pop filled the room, and as Jamie listened to a ballad about love, she recalled her previous thought of Walker.
      • The sweet sound of the trumpets sounded and I was declared winner of the bout.
      • Other commentators see the success of the film, both at the box office and in terms of awards nominations, as some kind of sweet revenge on the Bush administration and those who voted for it.
      • As Tory opened the front door, the sweet sound of Greta's piano floated through the house.
      • Oh, revenge is so sweet, I thought maliciously to myself.
      • Derry Rovers Youths gained sweet revenge over rivals Spink Celtic in this Shield match played in the Ben Mulhall Park on Sunday, April 7.
      • Shutting his eyes slightly, he listened to the to the duo make sweet music.
      • This was sweet music as mature as a fine malt whiskey.
      • The album is overflowing with sweet harmonies and guitar riffs and beats that are edgy without being overbearing.
      • And while the record lacks those sonic eruptions, it does pack waves and waves of sweet harmonies.
      • Revenge may sometimes be sweet - but at what cost?
      • He wants to seek sweet revenge because he feels he's an victim of injustice.
      • This victory was sweet revenge for last year when Brosna beat Scart in that final.

    • 3.2(kind, lovable)

      (smile/nature/temper) dulce
      she's a very sweet person 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
      • she's sweet on a boy at school le gusta mucho un chico del colegio
      • Who would have thought that such a kindly, sweet lady would write such murderous tales?
      • We did hang out with them in Montreal, though, and they were so sweet, they totally understood where we came from.
      • When I tell you Polo was a sweet cat, understand I don't mean she was nice for a cat.
      • She was sweet and nice to mostly everyone she meet, she didn't deserve to get in trouble cause of his stupid idea.
      • They make him look so sweet and adorable and well, that's a total misconception if you really know Jake.
      • Once again, he blew everyone away with his sweet voice and endearing songs about love and loss.
      • Although they were obviously a very closely-knit group of friends, they were sweet people, and they seemed to be very accepting of her.
      • Most cats in these organizations are healthy and sweet kittens and cats.
      • They had all proven to me that they were sweet and nice and friendly.
      • Haden has an endearing and sweet voice and Frisell's guitar is just as elegant and persuasive.
      • I've actually met Clay at a meet and greet, and he truly is the kind-hearted sweet man he appears to be.
      • He was an extremely friendly and sweet man and he will be missed.
      • My sweet cat is very loving and hardly ever moves, so she never causes me any trouble.
      • Her sweet voice and cute, large eyes attracted most people.
      • It's a rather sweet and endearing little premise, one which the folks behind this film are hoping that coveted tween market might enjoy.
      • He looked so sweet and so endearing, and so caring.
      • Throughout most of it he is, on the surface and even in his heart, a charming, sweet sort of chap, not at all a villain.
      • He was so cute, so sweet, so special and so attractive.
      • While Lindsay and I disagree on some things, she's a sweet person.
      • The dad was an extremely sweet person, Mel says.
      • High-heel shoes, lacy lingerie, micro-mini skirts and boob tubes are not cute or sweet or in any way appropriate for young girls, no matter how pink and fluffy their packaging.
      • I find people treating my friends' guide dogs as being sweet or cute offensive - they are working dogs, and no cuter or more highly trained than a heading dog.
      • It is that idealism and sweet sentiment which make Barrichello so endearing and were he able to usurp Schumacher Senior this season, there are few who would begrudge him the title.
      • Huh, so one of the top five good-looking blokes of my entire University career, and a really nice, sweet person, chats me up on my first night and I turn him down.
      • A great heart, a sweet personality, but bumbling and awkward.
      • A charming and sweet, for this family, episode that centers on their holiday celebrations in New York.
      • It was bought for me by some of my closest friends and some of my favourite web people - really really sweet friends who clubbed together for my thirtieth birthday.
      • For the second year in a row I am assisting with finding a home for a sweet little black cat.
      • Kris is a really nice and sweet guy, who'll do just about anything I ask of him.
      • 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.
      • Secretly Henrietta longed for a cat, a sweet gray tabby with little paws and doleful eyes who she could share her life long secrets with.
      • I always thought that you were sweet and nice, and you were always there for me.
      • Like a lot of people I've heard from, my expectations for it were not exactly sky high, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how charming and sweet the movie is.
      • He's not intimidating, though, he's an incredibly sweet guy.
      • She is sweet, sincere, genuine, thoughtful, compassionate and he knew she liked him for him, not his money.
      • Alyssa had known Valerie for a couple of months then and thought Valerie was a sweet person.
      • Probably as much as I adore her amazingly endearing, sweet, dorky, and beautiful boyfriend.
      • Put on some good music, read a good book, cook a roast, encourage friends to visit with red wine and you're sweet.
      • He was really sweet and nice, even when he was laughing in dry amusement at her crazier antics.

    • 3.3(attractive)

      rico informal
      mono informal
      amoroso Latin America informal


noun

  • 1British

    (confectionery)
    caramelo masculine
    dulce masculine Latin America River Plate
    she eats too many sweets come demasiados caramelos / demasiadas golosinas
  • 2British

    (dessert)
    postre masculine
  • 3sweets pl
    US

    (sugary food)
    (masculine plural) dulces
    avoid all sweets procure no comer dulces
  • 4sweets pl
    literary

    (sugary food, pleasures)
    (masculine plural) placeres
    the sweets of youth los placeres de la juventud
    • the sweets of victory el dulce sabor de la victoria
  • 5

    my sweet mi cielo