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This lesson is part of the Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course
(74 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 3 mins)

Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish video lesson we will look at how to describe different tastes in Spanish with Spanish adjectives such as Soso (Bland), Agrio (Sour) or Picante (Spicy). This is the final lesson in a series of five Spanish lessons on the topic of describing taste and smell in Spanish. In the four previous Spanish lessons we looked at different ways to describe things that taste or smell well in Spanish such as Huele fenomenal (It smells great) or Está muy bueno (It tastes very good), different ways to describe things that taste or smell bad in Spanish such as Huele mal (It smells bad) or Huele que apesta (It stinks), how to describe things you like and love in Spanish according to their flavours and smells with phrases such as Me encanta (I love) and Me agrada (I like) and how to describe things you dislike and hate in Spanish according to their flavours and smells with phrases such as No soporto (I can´t stand) and Me repugna (It disgusts me). Eating has to be one of my greatest passions and I think that I love talking about food almost as much as I love eating it. I love trying different foods from around the world and of course I love my own Spanish cuisine very much indeed. If you are interested in Spanish food and fancy trying out a few simple traditional Spanish recipes please check out my list of Spanish recipes from gathered from all around Spain by clicking here. There are some really tasty Spanish dishes there and there is such a wide variety of ingredients that there should be something for everyone.

Lesson notes:

Dulce: Sweet
El chocolate es dulce: Chocolate is sweet
Este pastel está muy dulce: This cake is very sweet (more than it should be)

Ácido: Sharp
El limón es ácido: Lemon is sharp
Hoy las naranjas están ácidas: Today the oranges are sharp (more than they should be)

Salado: Salty/Savoury
El jamón serrano es salado: Serrano ham is salty
Ese jamón está demasiado salado: That ham is too salty (more than it should be)

Soso: Bland/Not salty enough
El queso fresco es soso: Cottage cheese is bland
Esta sopa está sosa: This soup is bland (more than it should be)

Amargo: Bitter
El pomelo es amargo: Grapefruit is bitter
Este zumo está amargo: This juice is bitter (more than it should be)

Agrio: Sour
La lima es agria: Lime is sour
Estos arándanos están muy agrios: These cranberries are very sour (more than they should be)

Picante: Hot/Spicy
La comida mejicana es picante: Mexican food is spicy
Este curry está muy picante: This curry is very spicy (more than it should be)


Make up sentences using the Spanish adjectives below with Ser and Estar…


Here are the possible answers to the last activity:

Me repugna cómo sabe el whisky
No soporto el olor del queso azul
Me da asco el sabor de la nata
Me desagrada cómo sabe el té

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