How to describe taste in Spanish

29 Feb

How to describe taste in Spanish

Hey everyone, Its Monday, so here is a new lesson post! In this short post I will show you some ways to describe taste.

To describe taste, use the word sabe with a descriptive adjective.

For example:

Sabe rico It tastes good.

Sabe malo it tastes bad

You can also use the word está (to be)

Está rico its good

Está malo its bad

And now here are a lot of descriptive words to use for food, with examples so that youre sure how to use them:

This is how you say it when your food is good ?

  1. Bueno Good / Está buena  Its good. *The complete sentece goes like: La comida está buena, but the word comida is usually omitted. *Were using the feminine (buena), since the word comida, food is feminine). With this word, when used alone like this, you can also say Está bueno
  2. Sabroso Tasty / Está sabrosa
  3. Delicioso  Delicious / Está deliciosa
  4. Rico Tasty (Literally rich) / Está rica. (*You can also say: está rico)
  5. Perfecto  Perfect / Está perfecta
  6. Apetitoso  Appetizing / Está apetitosa

Sometimes your food is spicy, salty, or too savory! (I love spicy food, by the way)

  1. Picante  Spicy / Está picante (*this word doesnt change with masculine or feminine nouns; is stays the same.) Note that in English, when something is spicy people will say its hot, while in Spanish, the word hot translates to caliente, and its not common to describe spicy food as caliente; when food is caliente it means its warm or hot to the touch.
  2. Condimentado Condimented, savory / *You will hear this one like: Está muy condimentada (Its too savory)
  3. Pica Stings, burns, spicy / *You can use this one on its own to describe something spicy. In Puerto Rico you will hear it a lot like Está que pica which translates too Its very spicy.
  4. Salado  Salty / Está salado. *Also Está muy salado if it is very salty.

And other times food is sweet! ?

  1. Dulce Sweet / Está dulce
  2. Dulzón Sweet, sugary / Está dulzón * dulzona

Or it can be bland, it happens

  1. Soso bland / Está sosa * Está soso
  2. Suave soft / Está suave

It can also bee old or moldy. I think everyone has bitten into a piece of moldy bread at least once. And it sure wasnt pleasant

  1. Hongo mold, fungus / Tiene hongo Its moldy
  2. Pasmada old (*This is sort of a slang word; the real, literal translation to this word is astonished, but it is often used when food is old (especially when crackers are no longer crunchy, for example) / Estas galletas están pasmadas this cookies (or crackers) are old. Pasmada is the feminine noun; masculine is pasmado
  3. Viejo  old / Está viejo * Esto está vieja this is old

And sometimes food is just plain bad!

  1. Malo  Bad / Está malo * Sabe malo
  2. Desagradable  unpleasant / Sabe desagradable * Tiene un sabor desagradable
  3. Terrible  Terrible / Está terrible
  4. Horrible  Horrible / Está horrible * sabe horrible

This is it for now! I hope this little (well, long!) lesson is useful and helpful for your Spanish studies! Remember you can reach me at my Tumblr, Twitter, or Facebook page. My Tumblr seems to be the most popular with you, by the way! Thank you for that ? <3

Until Next time! Keep studying this beautiful language ?