sour
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sour(
sauuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sharp)
a. agrio
He puts a ton of sour cream on his tacos.Él le echa un montón de crema agria a sus tacos.
b. ácido
Citrus fruits are sour.Los cítricos son ácidos.
2. (unpleasant)
a. amargado
His sour mood is unbearable.Su talante amargado es insoportable.
b. agrio
With that sour expression you look like you just sucked on a lemon.Con esa expresión agria te ves como si acabaras de chupar un limón.
3. (geology)
a. ácido
Blueberries grow well in sour soil.Las moras azules crecen bien en tierra ácida.
4. (rancid)
a. agrio
We can't serve this sour wine at dinner.No podemos servir este vino agrio en la cena.
b. cortado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Can you throw out the sour milk?¿Puedes tirar la leche cortada?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to turn bad)
a. agriarse
The wine they bought six months ago has soured.El vino que compraron hace seis meses se agrió.
b. echarse a perder
All the cream next to the oven soured.Toda la crema se echó a perder junto al horno.
c. ponerse agrio
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The broth will sour if you don't put it in the refrigerator.El caldo se pondrá agrio si no lo metes al refrigerador.
d. cortarse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The milk has soured already! - Sorry, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator last night.¡La leche ya se cortó! - Perdón, se me olvidó ponerla en el refrigerador anoche.
6. (to deteriorate)
a. agriarse
Their marriage soured after a few years.Su matrimonio se agrió después de algunos años.
b. deteriorarse
The bar atmosphere soured after the fight.El ambiente del bar se deterioró después de la pelea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to make sour)
a. agriar
I'm going to sour the lemonade a bit because it's too sweet for me.Voy a agriar un poco la limonada porque se me hace muy dulce.
8. (to spoil)
a. agriar
The unsterilized tanks spoiled the milk.Los tanques no esterilizados agriaron la leche.
9. (to ruin)
a. echar a perder
The businessman soured the deal with his rude comments.El hombre de negocios echó a perder el trato con sus comentarios maleducados.
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sour
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fruit, wine)
a. ácido(a), agrio(a)
2. (milk)
a. agrio(a), cortado(a)
3. (fig)
a. agrio(a), áspero(a) (person)
to turn sourcortarse, agriarse
4. (fig)
a. (situation, relationship)
5. (fig)
a.
it's (a case of) sour grapeses cuestión de despecho
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (milk)
a. cortar, agriar
7. (fig)
a. agriar, echar a perder (atmosphere, relationship)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (milk)
a. cortarse, agriarse
9. (fig)
a. agriarse, echarse a perder (atmosphere, relationship)
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sour [ˈsaʊəʳ]
adjective
sourer (comparative)sourest (superlative)
1 (not sweet) [+fruit, flavour] agrio; ácido; [+smell] acre
whisky sour whisky (m) sour
sour grapes envidia (f)
that's just sour grapes eso es simplemente envidia; it was clearly sour grapes on his part estaba claro que tenía envidia
to leave a sour taste in one's mouth She said that the hat made me look silly, but perhaps that was sour grapes I don't want it to sound like sour grapes, but I retain a healthy scepticism about just how good he really is It's difficult to complain when you've lost because it sounds like sour grapes They risk accusations of pettiness or sour grapes by protesting
2 (Agr) [+soil] ácido; yermo
3 (bad) [+milk] cortado; agrio; [+wine] agrio
to go or turn sour [+milk] cortarse; [+wine] agriarse; [+plan] venirse abajo; their marriage turned sour su matrimonio empezó a deteriorarse
things began to turn sour
their dream of equality for all turned sour su sueño de igualdad para todos se tornó amargo
they saw their dream of equality for all turn sour
does this milk taste sour to you? ¿te sabe esta leche a cortada?; ¿te sabe esta leche agria?
then it all went sour, culminating in Mr Lal's dismissal It was great to start with, but then things began to turn sour Three of the men who set up the deal are dead. Two of them were murdered when /the deal turned sour/
4 [+person] avinagrado; [+expression, look, mood, comment] avinagrado; agrio
to give sb a sour look
transitive verb
1 agriar
2 [+person] agriar; amargar; [+relationship] deteriorar; [+atmosphere] agriar; [+outlook, success] empañar
Their bitter personal experience has soured their whole view of the medical profession... These latest cuts may sour [relations] between the government and the military... The tendency to be selfish can easily sour a [relationship] [Relations] between Saudi Arabia and Jordan, already soured by the Gulf crisis... General suspicion continues to sour the atmosphere of the talks They won the election but their triumph was soured by the abstention of about 52 per cent of the electorate
intransitive verb
1 [+wine] agriarse; volverse agrio; [+milk] agriarse; cortarse
2 [+mood, attitude] avinagrarse; agriarse; [+relationship] deteriorarse
the atmosphere in the office had soured el ambiente en la oficina se había vuelto rancio
to sour [on] sb/sth
his financial partners soured on the deal (US) sus socios financieros se volvieron en contra del acuerdo
Polls show public opinion beginning to sour on the idea of fighting China over more democracy Mr. Carey says he hasn't soured on the concept altogether Lawton Bard is 72 years old, and he says he's soured on the president and the Republican Party. He just can't trust them anymore Her mood soured a little. The public mood has soured Perhaps the great American romance with cowboys is souring. According to environmentalists, their cattle are destroying the environment
modifier
sour cream (n) nata (f) or crema (f) agria; (LAm)
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