1. (sugary) 
a. dulce 
We will serve a sweet wine with the dessert.Serviremos un vino dulce con el postre.
2. (pleasant) 
a. dulce (sound, music) 
It was good to hear the sweet sound of her voice again.Estuvo bien volver a oír el dulce sonido de su voz.
b. melodioso (sound, music) 
They danced to the sweet strains of the flutes.Bailaban al melodioso son de las flautas.
c. fragante (smell) 
The sweet scent of jasmine filled the air.El aire estaba cargado del fragante aroma del jazmín.
3. (fresh, pure) 
a. limpio (air) 
Mateo filled his lungs with sweet mountain air.Mateo llenó los pulmones con el aire limpio de las montañas.
b. dulce (water) 
The well water was sweet and cool.El agua del pozo estaba dulce y fresca.
4. (kind) 
a. amable 
It was sweet of you to buy the tickets.Fue amable de tu parte comprar los boletos.
5. (delightful) 
a. mono 
What a sweet puppy! Can I hold him?¡Qué cachorro más mono! ¿Lo puedo cargar?
b. rico 
Your baby's so sweet I could eat him!¡Tu bebé es tan rico que me lo podría comer!
c. amoroso (Latin America) 
Isn't he sweet? What's his name?¡Qué amoroso! ¿Cómo se llama?
6. (gratifying) 
a. no direct translation 
It was sweet revenge for the defeat of last week.Fue una dulce venganza por la derrota de la semana pasada.
She is enjoying the sweet smell of success.Está disfrutando las mieles del éxito.
7. (candy) (United Kingdom) 
The dentist told me to eat fewer sweets.El dentista me dijo que comiera menos caramelos.
b. el dulce (M) 
I bought some sweets for the kids.Compré unos dulces para los niños.
My uncle always used to bring me sweets when he came to visit.Mi tío siempre me traía golosinas cuando venía a visitarnos.
8. (dessert) (United Kingdom) 
a. el postre (M) 
I'm saving room for a sweet.Estoy dejando espacio para un postre.
9. (form of address) 
a. el cielo (M) 
Good morning, my sweet!¡Buenos días, mi cielo!
10. (colloquial) (terrific) (United States) 
a. genial (colloquial) 
I got tickets for the concert. - Sweet!Conseguí entradas para el concierto. - ¡Genial!
b. chévere (colloquial) (Latin America) 
Tomorrow is going to be a nice day. - Sweet! Shall we go to the beach?Mañana hará buen día. - Chévere! ¿Vamos a la playa?
c. qué padre (colloquial) (Mexico) 
I'm going to Ibiza on vacation. - Sweet! I'm really jealous.Me voy a Ibiza de vacaciones. - ¡Qué padre! Me das mucha envidia.
d. qué guay (colloquial) (Spain) 
My parents are going to buy me a car. - Sweet! Will you let me drive it?Mis padres me van a comprar un coche. - ¡Qué guay! ¿Me dejarás conducirlo?
plural noun
11. (sugary foods) (United States) 
Don't fill up on sweets before dinner.No te llenes de dulces antes de la cena.
1. (confectionery) (United Kingdom) 
a. el dulce m, caramelo (M) 
2. (dessert) 
a. el postre (M) 
sweet shopconfitería f
3. (taste, wine) 
a. dulce 
4. (smell) 
a. fragante 
5. (sound) 
a. suave, dulce 
to taste sweetsaber dulce
as sweet as honeydulce como la miel
6. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
the sweet smell of successlas mieles del éxito
to have a sweet toothser goloso(a)
sweet chestnutcastaño m
7. (botany) 
a. no direct translation 
sweet peaguisante de olor
sweet potatobatata boniato m,, camote m
8. (botany) 
a. no direct translation 
sweet williamminutisa f
9. (charming) 
a. rico(a), mono(a) 
that's very sweet of youeres muy amable
to whisper sweet nothings to somebodysusurrar palabras de amor a alguien
sweet [swiːt]
sweeter (comparative)sweetest (superlative)
1 (sugary) [+taste, drink, food] dulce
a cup of hot, sweet tea
this coffee is too sweet este café está demasiado dulce
the sweet taste of wild strawberries
a glass of sweet white wine una copa de vino blanco dulce
bananas are used in many sweet and savoury dishes I managed to stick to the diet and keep off sweet foods
I love sweet things me encanta lo dulce; me encantan las cosas dulces
don't let your children eat too many sweet things
are those pies sweet or savoury? esos pasteles, ¿son dulces o salados?
sweet and sour agridulce
to taste sweet tener un sabor dulce
the beer was sweet to the taste la cerveza tenía un gusto dulce
to have a sweet tooth
2 (agreeable) [+smell, perfume] agradable; [+sound] melodioso; dulce
the sweet sounds of Mozart the sweet delights of love they didn't taste even the sweet success of a draw until 9 March 1932
sweet dreams! (Britain) (gen) que duermas bien; (to child) ¡que sueñes con los angelitos!
Good night, Mandy. Sweet dreams. Life is sweet at the moment
to smell sweet tener un olor fragante or aromático
the sweet smell of success las mieles del éxito
the sweet taste of victory el dulce sabor de la victoria
camomile leaves your hair smelling sweet and fragrant As well as smelling sweet and fresh, these perfumes are good for your emotional well-being she's baked some bread which made the air smell sweet to be sweet to sb's ears she used arguments that were sweet to his ears the win was sweet music to my ears
the news was sweet music to my ears la noticia fue música celestial para mis oídos
to whisper sweet nothings in sb's ear/to sb decirle cariñitos a algn al oído
she complains that a senior officer has been whispering sweet nothings in her ear and trying to lure her out for an after-hours drink instead of spending the afternoon whispering sweet nothings to his bride, Andy had to get on a plane to Rome he was not whispering sweet nothings but describing sewage systems
[revenge] is sweet! ¡la dulce venganza!
3 (gentle, kind) [+nature, smile] dulce; [+face] dulce; lindo; especially (LAm)
he was a sweet man, but when he drank he tended to quarrel she has such a sweet nature
she is a very sweet person es un verdadero encanto; es una persona muy linda; (LAm)
you're such a sweet guy! you're such a sweet guy!
that's very sweet of you es muy amable de tu parte; ¡qué amable!; how sweet of you to think of me! ¡qué detalle acordarte de mí!
she has a sweet face she gave him a sweet smile and was gone
to keep sb sweet tener a algn contento
they're campaigning for higher prices simply to keep their farmers sweet
sweet Jesus! ¡Dios Bendito! (very_informal)
Sweet Jesus, Pete. I can't move my hands
to be sweet to sb ser bueno con algn
my grandparents were very sweet to me
to do sweet Fanny Adams or sweet F.A.
politicians do sweet Fanny Adams or sweet F.A. (Britain) los políticos no hacen más que tocarse las narices (very_informal)
4 (enchanting) [+child, animal, house, hat] mono; lindo; especially (LAm)
a sweet little baby girl
he was a sweet little boy ¡era un niñito tan mono!
what a sweet little dress!
what a sweet little puppy! ¡qué perrito más or tan mono!
goodbye, sweet little terrace house where we've been so happy to [be] sweet ser precioso > lindísimo
the cottage was really sweet la casita era monísima or una monada or lindísima; especially (LAm)
5 (fresh) [+water] dulce
a stream of sweet water
[+air] fresco
I gulped a breath of sweet air \COB2
[+breath] sano
sweet milk leche fresca
to do sth in one's own sweet time hacer algo a su aire; hacer algo cuando le parece a uno
he'll do it in his own sweet time the guards still hadn't come out of the blockhouse with their papers; they were taking their own sweet time
to go one's own sweet way ir a su aire
he carried on in his own sweet way siguió a su aire
she went her own sweet way to please one's own sweet self
to be sweet on sb estar colado por algn (informal)
I think she's rather sweet on her new maths teacher He asked about you. I think he's still sweet on you
1 especially (Britain) (piece of confectionery) [of any sort] golosina (f); (boiled sweet, toffee) caramelo (m)
2 (Britain) (dessert) postre (m)
my sweet mi cielo (informal)
I am so proud of you, my sweet! come here, (my) sweet
the sweets of success las mieles del éxito; the sweets of solitude el encanto de la soledad
sweet basil (n) albahaca (f)
sweet bay (n) laurel (m)
sweet cherry (n) cereza (f) dulce
sweet chestnut (n) castaño (m) dulce
sweet pea (n) guisante (m) de olor; clarín (m); (Chile)
sweet pepper (n) pimiento (m) (dulce)
sweet potato (n) batata (f); boniato (m); camote (m); (LAm)
sweet shop (n) (Britain) tienda (f) de chucherías; dulcería (f); especially (LAm)
sweet talk (n) zalamerías (f)
sweet tooth (n)
to have a sweet tooth ser goloso
sweet trolley (n) carrito (m) de los postres
sweet william (n) minutisa (f)
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