Quick answer
"Flavor" is a noun which is often translated as "el sabor", and "taste" is a noun which is also often translated as "el sabor". Learn more about the difference between "flavor" and "taste" below.
flavor(
fley
-
vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el sabor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you pass the salt? This pasta needs more flavor.¿Me pasas la sal? Esta pasta necesita más sabor.
2. (type)
a. el sabor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cuban salsa has its own unique flavor.La salsa cubana tiene un sabor único.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. sazonar
I was thinking I might flavor the ice cream with vanilla and ginger.Pensaba que a lo mejor sazonaría el helado con vainilla y jengibre.
b. condimentar
She likes to flavor her coffee with mocha powder.Le gusta condimentar su café con moca en polvo.
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taste(
teyst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flavor)
a. el sabor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like the taste of green grapes.No me gusta el sabor de las uvas verdes.
This cheese has a very strong taste.Este queso tiene un sabor muy fuerte.
b. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He felt the taste of blood in his mouth.Sintió un gusto a sangre en la boca.
2. (sense)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Taste is one of the five senses.El gusto es uno de los cinco sentidos.
3. (sample)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let me have a taste of the cake.Dame una prueba del pastel.
b. la muestra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The outdoor activity gave the prisoners a taste of freedom.La actividad al aire libre les dio a los prisioneros una muestra de lo que es estar en libertad.
4. (liking)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Since the trip, she has developed a taste for classical music.Desde el viaje, le tomó el gusto a la música clásica.
5. (discernment)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His jokes were in poor taste.Contaba chistes de mal gusto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to try)
a. probar
You have to taste this ice cream.Tienes que probar este helado.
b. catar (wine)
We went to the vineyard to taste different kinds of wine.Fuimos al viñedo a catar diferentes tipos de vino.
c. degustar (food)
There's a stand in the supermarket where you can taste different cheeses.En el supermercado hay un puesto donde puedes degustar diferentes quesos.
7. (to discern the flavor of)
a. notar el sabor
Can you taste the brandy in it?¿Le notas el sabor a coñac?
8. (to eat)
a. probar
He hadn't tasted food in three days.Llevaba tres días sin probar bocado.
b. comer
I've never tasted bison meat but I hear it's good.Nunca he comido la carne de bisonte pero me dicen que es rico.
9. (to experience)
a. disfrutar de
Once she had tasted independence, she never went back.Una vez que había disfrutado de la independencia, ya no volvió.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to have a flavor)
a. saber
Everything you cook tastes delicious.Todo lo que cocinas sabe delicioso.
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