sugar
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Usage note
The word "azúcar" can be used as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing in the sense shown in 1).
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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. (culinary)
a. el azúcar
(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).
, la azúcar
(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).
I rarely add sugar to my coffee.Rara vez agrego azúcar al café.
Where is the sugar that I bought?¿Dónde está la azúcar que compré?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(term of endearment)
a. el cariño
(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).
Sugar, will you help grandma?Cariño, ¿le ayudas a tu abuelita?
b. el cielo
(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).
Come on, sugar! If we don't hurry, the train will leave us behind.¡Vamos, cielo! Si no nos apuramos, el tren nos va a dejar atrás.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to add sugar to)
a. echar azucar a
Sugar the yams, then bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.Échale azúcar a los camotes, y luego hornéalos a 400 grados por unos 20 minutos.
b. azucarar
For a healthier breakfast, you shouldn't sugar your cereal.Para un desayuno más sano, se recomienda no azucarar los cereales.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express annoyance) (United Kingdom)
a. ¡Miércoles!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sugar! I forgot my keys.¡Miércoles! Se me olvidaron las llaves.
b. ¡Mecachis!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sugar! I lost at darts again.¡Mecachis! Perdí en los dardos de nuevo.
c. ¡Chin!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Sugar! I banged my head getting in the car.¡Chin! Me di un trancazo en la cabeza al subir al carro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (of or relating to sugar)
a. azucarero
The sugar mill in Tala produces tons of sugar.El ingenio azucarero en Tala produce toneladas de azúcar.
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sugar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (food)
a. el azúcar
(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).
la azúcar
(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).
two sugars, pleasedos (cucharaditas) de azúcar, por favor
sugar almondpeladilla f
sugar beetremolacha (azucarera) betabel m (azucarero)
sugar bowlazucarero m
sugar canecaña de azúcar
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
sugar daddyhombre maduro que tiene una joven mantenida
sugar lumpterrón de azúcar, azucarillo m
sugar plantationplantación de azúcar
sugar refineryazucarera f, refinería de azúcar
3. (colloquial)
a. el cielo m, cariño
(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).
(term of address)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (coffee, tea)
a. echar azúcar a
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to sugar the pilldorar la píldora
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (fam euph) (United Kingdom)
a. ¡miércoles!, ¡mecachis!
b. ¡chin!
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
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sugar [ˈʃʊɡəʳ]
noun
1 azúcar (m) (f)
to put sugar in sth echar azúcar en algo; how many sugars do you take? (in general) ¿cuánta or cuánto azúcar tomas?; (offering tea, coffee) ¿cuánta or cuánto azúcar quieres?; ¿cuántos terrones quieres?
how many sugars do you take in your tea?
2 (US)
hi, sugar! ¡oye, preciosidad! (informal)
3
oh sugar! ¡mecachis! (informal)
transitive verb
[+tea etc] azucarar; echar azúcar a
modifier
sugar basin (n) (Britain) azucarero (m)
sugar beet (n) remolacha (f) azucarera
sugar bowl (n) azucarero (m)
sugar candy (n) azúcar (m) candi
sugar cane (n) caña (f) de azúcar
sugar cube (n) terrón (m) de azúcar
sugar daddy (n) viejo adinerado amante o protector de una joven
sugar loaf (n) pan (m) de azúcar
sugar lump (n) terrón (m) de azúcar
sugar mill (n) ingenio (m) azucarero
sugar plantation (n) plantación (f) azucarera
sugar refinery (n) ingenio (m) azucarero
sugar tongs (n) tenacillas (f) para azúcar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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