la salsa
-the sauce
See the entry for salsa.


Food Vocabulary 
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. sauce
Puse un poco de yerbabuena en la salsa de chocolate.I put a little spearmint in the chocolate sauce.
b. gravy (meat)
Todos los domingos, mi abuela hace un asado con salsa y guisantes para toda la familia.Every Sunday, my grandmother makes a roast with gravy and peas for the whole family.
c. dressing (salad)
Mi ensalada preferida tiene lechuga, champiñones, aceitunas y una salsa casera.My favorite salad has lettuce, mushrooms, olives, and a homemade dressing.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(interest and excitement)
a. hit
Mi hermano es la salsa de todas las fiestas con sus chistes.My brother is a hit at every party with his jokes.
3. (dance)
a. salsa
Crecí bailando salsa en La Habana.I grew up dancing salsa in Havana.
4. (music)
a. salsa
Cuando escucho salsa me transporta a mi juventud en el Caribe.Whenever I hear salsa, I get transported to my youth in the Caribbean.
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1. (culinary)
a. sauce
2. (de carne)
a. gravy
3. (fig)
en su (propia) salsain one's element
salsa agridulcesweet-and-sour sauce
salsa bearnesabearnaise sauce
salsa bechamel o besamelbechamel o white sauce
salsa mahonesa o mayonesamayonnaise
salsa rosa≃ Thousand Island dressing
salsa tártaratartare sauce
salsa de tomatetomato sauce
4. (interés)
a. spice
ser la salsa de la vidato make life worth living
5. (music)
a. salsa
1 (Culin) (gen) sauce; [de carne] gravy; (para ensalada) dressing
cocerse en su propia salsa to stew in one's own juice
estar en su salsa to be in one's element
es la salsa de la vida it's the spice of life
salsa blanca white sauce
salsa de ají chilli sauce
salsa de tomate tomato sauce; ketchup
salsa holandesa hollandaise sauce
salsa mahonesa salsa mayonesa mayonnaise
salsa tártara tartar sauce
2 (ambiente) scene (familiar)
la salsa madrileña the Madrid scene (familiar)
(Música) salsa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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