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
    • The tea tastes a little bitter with some lingering sweet aftertaste.
    • It tasted sweet like honey for only a second and then a sudden painful lurching started in her womb.
    • 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.
    • They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
    • ‘My compliments,’ she said over the steaming cup as the sweet taste of the tea lingered on her tongue.
    • Some people taking the drug simply complain that food has lost its taste, but others report a strongly metallic bitter or sweet taste.
    • The sweet natural taste of honey halvah ice cream complemented the flowery taste of the rose water for a unique blend of earthiness.
    • Taste buds can only distinguish between sweet, salt, sour and bitter and the sense of smell is relied on to obtain the flavour.
    • It had a bitterly sweet taste, that left her mouth dry, yet the taste was unforgettable.
    • Human taste buds react to four tastes: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.
    • Buttermilk is an assortment of three tastes - sweet, sour and astringent.
    • She raised a finger to her lips and traced them, strangely she could taste the sour but sweet taste still there.
    • The smell is pleasant, the taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter as is typical of ginseng.
    • Mr Dolan, 47, said the bitter had a sweet, fruity taste and was ‘quite dangerous stuff’ at 4.8 per cent.
    • Apples have various tastes, insipid, sweet, very sour and accordingly used in cooking.
    • 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.
    • However, the beef became tasty after absorbing the sweet and sour tastes of the preserved tangerine peel wrapped outside.
    • Thai food should have the perfect balance of bitter, salty, sweet, sour and hot.
    • 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.
  • 2

    • 2.1(fresh, wholesome)

      (smell) agradable
      the air smelled sweet after the rain después de la lluvia el aire olía a limpio
      • 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.
      • He turned the sweet air way up, gave me the headphones and proceeded to finish up my root canal.
      • 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.
      • They say he never took a bath, but he smelled as sweet as a flower.
      • She was letting him touch her, letting him smell her sweet perfume, letting him savor those things that only Rick should feel.
      • 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.
      • The sweet fragrance of her perfume assaulted his senses.
      • 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.
      • In the center of the biggest island you will see tall cedars that mark a spring of sweet water.
      • She enjoyed the shade that the rustling green canopy gave herself and her boyfriend as they sat together, breathing the fresh and sweet air.
      • Aubrey buried his face into her hair, smelling the sweet scent of rose shampoo, hiding his face from view.
      • She lifted her head and breathed in the sweet air.
      • Jonathan Cope is spending this week breathing the sweet air of the French countryside.
      • She missed the sun on her face, the sweet smell of flowers, the birds and insect life.
      • Ariana was awoken by the sweet scent of the flowers she knew very well.
      • It's so quiet it doesn't stop you sleeping, and in the morning the air is sweet and clean.
      • I took in a deep breath and smelled the flowers' sweet fragrance.
      • Head low as the sun grew higher in the sky, he breathed in the fresh, sweet air with a hint of delighted content.
      • 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.
      • Breathing in the sweet air again, I decided that I definitely liked it here, enough that I might actually settle down here.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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.
      • When I woke up, I smelled this sweet familiar vanilla perfume.
      • 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.
      • Up closer he could smell the sweet scent of her perfume, he only just realised too how incredibly beautiful she was.
      • I also readily recall those days when we had sweet water - for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Tambili or the sweet water from the spliced green or bright orange fruit quenches thirst and fortifies the Lankan soul.
      • A beautiful one, with so many wild flowers that a sweet scent of lavender lingered on the soft breeze that was brushing his face.
      • Another breeze and I smelt the sweet smell of flowers.
      • He could smell something, something sweet, like spring flowers on a sunny day.
      • What had possessed him to leave the beautiful greenness and fresh sweet air of Hilgoth?
      • It smells like some sort of crazy hybrid of fragrant, sweet berries and the floral hyperbole of lavender.
      • 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.
      • Also with a claim of good mildew tolerance is ‘Blue Lagoon’ a new variety from Thompson, and Morgan with blue flowers and sweet fragrance.
      • Sitting in the shadow of an Osmanthus tree, visitors to Guilin Park are intoxicated by the sweet scent of the flower.
      • Fresh, sweet air breezed past Shana's head, her fawn-colored hair streaming behind her in the gust.
      • My spirit feels reborn, and I breathe in the sweet air of the pardoned prisoner.
      • You graced our suite with the sweet smell of beautiful flowers and Chilean wine.
      • The clean sweet air with the damp chill in it of mountain snow.

    • 2.2

      (water) dulce

  • 3

    • 3.1(pleasant, gratifying)

      (voice/music/sounds) dulce
      (voice/music/sounds) 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
      • 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.
      • Everything got quieter as the sweet sound of the flute continued to play.
      • Revenge may be sweet but it is also destructive.
      • The sweet sound of the trumpets sounded and I was declared winner of the bout.
      • All aspects of the effects, dialogue, and Miles Goodman's sickeningly sweet music score are clear and distortion free.
      • It has a sound that is somewhere between big-band and jazz, sweet music to the ears.
      • This was sweet music as mature as a fine malt whiskey.
      • So it was a sweet revenge for the Portlaoise lads who swamped Ballinakill Gaels in an equally disappointing meeting.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Shutting his eyes slightly, he listened to the to the duo make sweet music.
      • The influence of punk is quite sweet and gratifying.
      • 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.
      • His Cooper character in Hang Em High is man striving for revenge but realizes that revenge is not always sweet.
      • 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.
      • Revenge may sometimes be sweet - but at what cost?
      • My issue would be born clear-headed, with music, sweet music, our only drug.
      • This is a temple which tells the story of sweet revenge.
      • This victory was sweet revenge for last year when Brosna beat Scart in that final.
      • And while the record lacks those sonic eruptions, it does pack waves and waves of sweet harmonies.
      • For Burrell, however, who blames Charles for the stress he was put through in the court case, revenge has been sweet and very lucrative.
      • The album is overflowing with sweet harmonies and guitar riffs and beats that are edgy without being overbearing.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Suddenly the sweet sound of Christine's voice filled his ears.
      • Oh, revenge is so sweet, I thought maliciously to myself.
      • He wants to seek sweet revenge because he feels he's an victim of injustice.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • There's nothing like the sweet sounds of an electric guitar to start the day off well, though for some reason my neighbours disagree.
      • It was sweet revenge for Legers who has lost to Brown on three previous occasions.
      • As Tory opened the front door, the sweet sound of Greta's piano floated through the house.
      • 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.
      • Derry Rovers Youths gained sweet revenge over rivals Spink Celtic in this Shield match played in the Ben Mulhall Park on Sunday, April 7.
      • It was sweet revenge for the Dubliner after losing to Leedsman Hunter in last season's Welsh Open final in Cardiff.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 3.2(kind, lovable)

      (smile/temper/nature) 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
      • For the second year in a row I am assisting with finding a home for a sweet little black cat.
      • Probably as much as I adore her amazingly endearing, sweet, dorky, and beautiful boyfriend.
      • Although they were obviously a very closely-knit group of friends, they were sweet people, and they seemed to be very accepting of her.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Once again, he blew everyone away with his sweet voice and endearing songs about love and loss.
      • My sweet cat is very loving and hardly ever moves, so she never causes me any trouble.
      • It's a rather sweet and endearing little premise, one which the folks behind this film are hoping that coveted tween market might enjoy.
      • 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 an extremely friendly and sweet man and he will be missed.
      • Who would have thought that such a kindly, sweet lady would write such murderous tales?
      • He looked so sweet and so endearing, and so caring.
      • When I tell you Polo was a sweet cat, understand I don't mean she was nice for a cat.
      • He's not intimidating, though, he's an incredibly sweet guy.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • While Lindsay and I disagree on some things, she's a sweet person.
      • I've actually met Clay at a meet and greet, and he truly is the kind-hearted sweet man he appears to be.
      • Her sweet voice and cute, large eyes attracted most people.
      • We did hang out with them in Montreal, though, and they were so sweet, they totally understood where we came from.
      • Haden has an endearing and sweet voice and Frisell's guitar is just as elegant and persuasive.
      • Alyssa had known Valerie for a couple of months then and thought Valerie was a sweet person.
      • She is sweet, sincere, genuine, thoughtful, compassionate and he knew she liked him for him, not his money.
      • 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 so cute, so sweet, so special and so attractive.
      • 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 always thought that you were sweet and nice, and you were always there for me.
      • The dad was an extremely sweet person, Mel says.
      • 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.
      • He was really sweet and nice, even when he was laughing in dry amusement at her crazier antics.
      • 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.
      • A great heart, a sweet personality, but bumbling and awkward.
      • Kris is a really nice and sweet guy, who'll do just about anything I ask of him.
      • They make him look so sweet and adorable and well, that's a total misconception if you really know Jake.
      • A charming and sweet, for this family, episode that centers on their holiday celebrations in New York.
      • She was sweet and nice to mostly everyone she meet, she didn't deserve to get in trouble cause of his stupid idea.

    • 3.3(attractive)

      (baby/puppy) rico informal
      (puppy/baby) mono informal
      (baby/puppy) 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
    • Halvais have produced as many variations on their themes as European confectioners have on boiled sugar sweets.
    • Note that eating sugar and sweets increases your attractiveness to many insects!
    • Casey James Confectionery Store has sold sweets and candies on St Mary's Street, off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, since 1954.
    • Kids get more punishment than that for stealing a few sweets from a shop.
    • When I was a young child, I used to live near a shop that sold sweets in jars.
    • Along with that was a small bag of sweets and some chocolate.
    • Avoid sugar and other sweets in order to bring your body's blood-sugar levels back within a normal range.
    • The child and ego within him have never been able to resist the lure of a bag of sweets.
    • Another point to stress is that they do not seem to have candies or sweets for children: sugar is in short supply and regarded
    • Some 45 Asian workers at the factory, which produces Indian sweets for restaurants and shops, have been taking action over low pay for several weeks.
    • The workers produce handmade Indian sweets for shops and restaurants.
    • A run on stocks in the shops began at once, and by the middle of that summer there was queueing for sweets, and many shops had imposed unofficial ration schemes.
    • When my school friends persuaded me to try stealing a penny sweet from a local shop, I couldn't do it from Mr K's shop, because he knew me.
    • But what a good idea to have prepared a large collection of bags of sweets to pass to your daughters at regular intervals throughout the film.
    • He also spoke to Mr Wells, who made some of the memory-evoking sweets in the confectioner's shop in Princess Mary Court.
    • The sandwiches and shows, and a little sweet shop he set up at the end of the flats.
    • Then came the sweet: an enormous confection covered with spun sugar.
    • Police had observed 47 children buying sweets from the shop late on a Sunday afternoon.
    • Shops sell seasonal sweets such as flat hard cakes called klaasjes, and speculoos, gingerbread moulded in the shape of St Nicholas.
    • TWO sisters were seriously injured when they were hit by a car after walking to the shop for sweets.
  • 2British

    (dessert)
    postre masculine
    • I passed on the sweets, but my husband chose the double chocolate pudding with custard.
    • Different sweets we just had to try, sticky toffee pudding, cheesecake, and chocolate gateaux.
    • Divided into sections that cover small eats, drinks, soups, rice dishes, side dishes and sweets, the recipes are clear and concise.
    • Pudding was rose - flavoured chum chum sweetmeats, lachedar rabri, a milk sweet, and tila kulfi - Indian ice cream on a stick, delivered by cart.
    • Patients can choose from a variety of main courses, accompaniments and sweets for their lunch or supper, and there are vegetarian, halal and high calorie choices.
    • Coffee is also their speciality and meals available include breakfasts, lunches and afternoon sweets, which are available to eat in or takeaway.
    • We were in the mood for sweets, and Smiths duly obliged with a superb creme brûlée for me and a sweet pastry case filled with mixed berries topped with creme fraiche and berry sauce for my mother.
    • Amongst the sweets is Xmas Igloo, Christmas pudding ice cream made with brandy.
    • Faced with multiple sweets and puddings, I simply reclined and used the best of the divan.
    • A number of desserts and sweets have a national presence, principally a group of milk desserts of the flan or caramel custard family.
  • 3sweets plural

    • 3.1US (sugary food)

      dulces masculine
      avoid all sweets procure no comer dulces

    • 3.2literary (pleasures)

      placeres masculine
      the sweets of youth los placeres de la juventud
      • the sweets of victory el dulce sabor de la victoria
      • Or is this repertoire of sweets a taste of things to come for the Indian team?

  • 4

    my sweet mi cielo