el jarabe
-the syrup
See the entry for jarabe.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. syrup
¿Me trajiste algo de Vermont? - Sí. Te traje un frasco de jarabe de arce.Did you bring me something from Vermont? - Yes. I brought you a bottle of maple syrup.
Prefiero el jarabe de fresa en mis panqueques.I prefer strawberry syrup on my pancakes.
2. (medicine)
a. syrup
Necesito un jarabe para la tos de la farmacia.I need some cough syrup from the drugstore.
b. cough syrup
Este jarabe es muy eficaz, aunque tiene un sabor horrible.This cough syrup is very effective, although it has a terrible taste.
c. cough mixture (United Kingdom)
El farmacéutico me aconsejó este jarabe. Dice que es muy bueno para una tos seca como la mía.The chemist recommended this cough mixture. He says it's very good for a dry cough like mine.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. syrup
jarabe para la toscough mixture o syrup
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
¡te voy a dar jarabe de palo!I'll give you a clip round the ear!
3. (colloquial)
tener mucho jarabe de picoto have the gift of the gab, to be a smooth talker
1 (líquido) syrup
jarabe contra o para la tos cough syrup o mixture
dar jarabe a algn to butter sb up (familiar)
jarabe de arce maple syrup
jarabe de glucosa glucose syrup
El [jarabe de glucosa] da flexibilidad y suavidad. La fructuosa baja la temperatura de congelación y se emplea en los helados para diabéticos.
jarabe de palo beating
jarabe de pico mere words; blarney
jarabe tapatío Mexican hat dance
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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