bitter
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
bitter(
bih
-
duhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not sweet)
a. amargo
Coffee tastes very bitter without sugar.Sin azúcar el café está muy amargo.
2. (resentful)
a. resentido
Marge is a bitter woman at odds with the world.Marge es una mujer resentida peleada con el mundo.
b. amargado
Why is your brother so bitter?¿Por qué está tan amargado tu hermano?
c. amargo
It was a bitter victory, but it was worth it.Fue una victoria amarga, pero valió la pena.
3. (implacable)
a. implacable
Jules felt bitter hatred towards his manager.Jules sentía un odio implacable contra su jefe.
b. encarnizado (battle)
There is a bitter struggle going on between the two factions.Existe una lucha encarnizada entre las dos facciones.
4. (painful)
a. amargo
The student shed bitter tears when she failed her exam.La alumna lloró lágrimas amargas cuando reprobó el examen.
b. duro
The loss of the his father was a bitter blow to the young man.La pérdida de su padre fue un duro golpe para el joven.
c. crudo (truth)
Rosa started to cry when she discovered the bitter truth about her son.Rosa empezó a llorar cuando descubrió la cruda realidad sobre su hijo.
5. (icy)
a. glacial
The bitter air chapped the girl's lips.El aire glacial partió los labios de la niña.
b. cortante
We went into a shop to shelter from the bitter wind.Entramos en una tienda para protegernos del viento cortante.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (drink) (United Kingdom)
a. la cerveza amarga
(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's go down to the pub for some bitters.Vamos al bar por unas cervezas amargas.
bitters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (beverage)
a. el licor amargo
(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).
Where does the bartender keep his bitters?¿Dónde guarda el licor amargo el barman?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
bitter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beer) (United Kingdom)
a. cerveza británica sin burbujas y de tono castaño
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (taste)
a. amargo(a)
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it was a bitter pill to swallowcostó mucho tragar (con) aquello
4. (wind, opposition)
a. recio(a)
5. (struggle)
a. encarnizado(a)
6. (tears)
a. de amargura
to go on/resist to the bitter endseguir/resistir hasta el final
7. (resentful; person)
a. amargado(a), resentido(a)
8. (argument, words)
a. agrio(a)
9. (experience, memories, disappointment)
a. amargo(a)
to be bitter about somethingestar resentido(a) por algo
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
bitter [ˈbɪtəʳ]
adjective
1 (in taste) [+drink, medicine] amargo
it tasted bitter sabía amargo
a bitter pill to swallow un trago amargo
2 (icy) [+weather, winter] gélido; glacial; [+wind] cortante; gélido
it's bitter today! hoy hace un frío gélido or glacial
3 (fierce) [+enemy, hatred] implacable; [+battle] encarnizado
a bitter struggle una lucha enconada
4 (resentful) [+person] amargado; resentido; [+protest] amargo
to feel bitter about sth estar amargo or resentido por algo
5 (painful) [+disappointment] amargo
to carry on to the bitter end continuar hasta el final (cueste lo que cueste); to shed bitter tears llorar lágrimas amargas
noun
1 (Britain) (beer) cerveza (f) amarga
2 bitters licor amargo hecho con extractos de plantas
modifier
bitter aloes (n) áloes (m) amargos
bitter lemon (n) (drink) refresco (m) de limón
bitter orange (n) (drink) refresco (m) de naranja
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Phrases with "bitter"
Here are the most popular phrases with "bitter." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
bitter gourd
la calabaza amarga
bitter melon
melón amargo
let your past make you better, not bitter
deje que el pasado te haga mejor, no amargado
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?