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salt(
salt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (culinary)
a. la sal
(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).
(F)
I love sea salt on my potatoes.Me encanta echar sal marina en las papas.
2. (chemistry)
a. la sal
(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).
(F)
Chalk is made of a calcium carbonate salt.La tiza está compuesta de una sal de carbonato cálcico.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sailor)
a. el lobo de mar
(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).
(M)
After 50 years of fishing, the old salt finally retired.Después de 50 años en la pesca, el viejo lobo de mar por fin se jubiló.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to put salt on)
a. salar
Don't salt the food too much.No sales la comida demasiado.
b. echar sal en
We keep the salt shakers off the table so people don't salt their food too much.No tenemos saleros en la mesa para que la gente no eche tanta sal a la comida.
c. esparcir sal en (a road)
New York did not salt the roads and now they're all covered in ice.En Nueva York no esparcieron sal en las calles y ahora están cubiertas de hielo.
5. (to preserve with salt)
a. salar
They catch and salt hundreds of pounds of herring a day during fishing season.Pescan y salan cientos de libras de arenque al día durante la temporada de pesca.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
6. (culinary)
a. salado
We ate some salt pork as a snack with our beer.Comimos un poco de cerdo salado como aperitivo con la cerveza.
SALT
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
7. (Strategic Arms Limitations Talks)
a. SALT
The SALT agreements limited the production of missiles.Los acuerdos SALT limitaron la producción de misiles.
b. las negociaciones para la limitación de armas estratégicas
(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).
(F)
The term "SALT" refers to diplomatic conversations between the United States and the Soviet Union.La frase "negociaciones para la limitación de armas estratégicas" hace referencia a conversaciones diplomáticas entre los Estados Unidos y la Unión Soviética.
salts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (mineral mixture)
a. las sales
(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).
(F)
A bath with some salts is more relaxing.Un baño con sales es más relajante.
b. el sulfato de magnesio
(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).
(M)
I always take some salts in a glass of water when I have an upset stomach.Siempre tomo un poco de sulfato de magnesio en un vaso de agua cuando me molesta el estómago.
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salt
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (substance)
a. la sal
(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).
(F)
(bath) saltssales de baño
salt minemina de sal, salina f
salt shakersalero m
2. (colloquial)
a. (sailor)
an old saltun lobo de mar
3. (idioms)
a.
to take a story with a pinch or grain of saltno creerse del todo una historia
no journalist worth his salt …ningún periodista que se precie…
to rub salt in somebody's woundsremoverle la herida a alguien
the salt of the earthla sal de la tierra
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (general)
a.
salt beefsalazón de ternera
salt codbacalao (salado)
salt wateragua salada
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (food)
a. salar
6. (roads)
a. esparcir sal en
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salt [sɔːlt]
noun
1 (Cookery) sal (f)
the salt of the earth la sal de la tierra
to take sth with a pinch or grain of salt no tomarse algo al pie de la letra
to rub salt into the wound poner sal en la llaga
he's worth his salt es una persona que vale
2 (Med) salts sales (f)
like a dose of salts en un santiamén (informal); en menos que canta un gallo (informal)
The new secretary went through the unanswered letters like a dose of salts
transitive verb
(flavour) salar; (preserve) conservar en sal; [+road] poner sal en; tratar con sal;
adjective
[+meat, water, taste] salado
it has a salt taste
it's very salt está muy salado
modifier
salt beef (n) carne (f) de vaca salada
salt fish (n) pescado (m) salado; pescado (m) en salazón
salt flats (n) salinas (f)
salt lake (n) lago (m) de agua salada
salt marsh (n) saladar (m); salina (f)
salt mine (n) mina (f) de sal
salt pan (n) salina (f)
salt shaker (n) salero (m)
salt spoon (n) cucharita (f) de sal
salt water (n) agua (f) salada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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