la sal
-the salt
See the entry for sal.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (culinary)
a. salt
Esta comida está sosa. Le falta sal.This food is bland. It needs salt.
2. (wit)
a. charm
Todos aprecian la sal que tiene mi novio.Everyone appreciates my boyfriend's charm.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es un tipo con mucha sal. A todo el mundo le cae bien.He's a really charming guy. Everyone likes him.
¡Qué sal tiene para bailar el tango, mano!She's an unbelievable tango dancer, man!
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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. (culin & quím)
a. salt
sal común o de cocinacooking salt
sal gemarock salt
sal gordacoarse salt
sal marinasea salt
sal de mesatable salt
2. (gracia)
a. wit
es la sal de la vidait's one of the little things that makes life worth living
3. (garbo)
a. charm
4. (desgracia)
a. misfortune, bad luck
echar la sal a alguiento put a jinx on somebody
5. (para reanimar)
a. smelling salts
6. (para baño)
sales (de baño)bath salts
1 (Culin) (Química) salt
sal amoníaca sal ammoniac
sal común kitchen salt; cooking salt
sal de cocina kitchen salt; cooking salt
sal de eno (Centroamérica) fruit salts; liver salts
sal de fruta(s) fruit salts
sal de la Higuera Epsom salts
sal de mesa table salt
sal gema rock salt
sales aromáticas smelling salts
sales de baño bath salts
sales minerales mineral salts
sal gorda kitchen salt; cooking salt
sal volátil sal volatile
2 [de persona] (gracia) wit; (encanto) charm
tiene mucha sal he's very amusing
3 (Latinoamérica) (mala suerte) misfortune; piece of bad luck
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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