sprinkle
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sprinkle(
sprihng
-
kuhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to scatter)
a. espolvorear
Cappuccinos taste better if you sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on them.Los capuchinos saben mejor si les espolvoreas canela y nuez molida.
Sprinkle some coconut over the cake and it'll be delicious.Espolvorea un poco de coco sobre el pastel y estará delicioso.
b. esparcir
Sprinkle the chopped almonds all over the cookie.Esparce las almendras picadas por toda la galleta.
2. (to shower)
a. rociar
Will you sprinkle fertilizer on your vegetable garden?¿Vas a rociar fertilizante en los vegetales de tu huerto?
b. salpicar
We should sprinkle the roses with some fresh water.Deberíamos salpicar las rosas con un poco de agua fresca.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to rain lightly)
a. lloviznar
It was sprinkling the whole day and the sun never came out.Estuvo lloviznando todo el día y nunca salió el sol.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (small amount)
a. la pizca
(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).
Add a sprinkle of olive oil to the frying pan.Ponle una pizca de aceite de oliva al sartén.
sprinkles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (culinary)
a. las chispas
(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).
Pete wants a strawberry ice cream with chocolate sprinkles.Pete quiere un helado de fresa con chispas de chocolate.
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sprinkle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (with liquid)
a. rociar
2. (with salt, flour)
a. espolvorear
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sprinkle [ˈsprɪŋkl]
noun
rociada (f); salpicadura (f)
a sprinkle of salt un poquito de sal; a sprinkle of rain unas gotitas de lluvia
transitive verb
rociar;with de
to sprinkle water on a plant sprinkle a plant with water rociar una planta de agua
to sprinkle sugar over a cake sprinkle a cake with sugar espolvorear un bizcocho con azúcar
a rose sprinkled with dew una rosa cubierta de rocío; a lawn sprinkled with daisies una extensión de césped salpicada de margaritas; they are sprinkled about here and there están esparcidos aquí y allá
intransitive verb
(with rain) lloviznar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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