There are 2 main translations of bitter in Spanish

: bitter1bitter2


amargo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈbɪdər/ /ˈbɪtə/


  • 1

    • 1.1(in taste)

      • They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
      • I sniffed at the mix of soap and sharp bitter smells.
      • Chamomile flower (Matricaria spp.) has a pleasantly bitter and sweet taste.
      • I can taste the sharp, bitter tang as I lick my lips.
      • The bright green fruits are said to have a sour, sweet, bitter, and astringent taste, with a cooling energy.
      • I walked over to the cupboard, pulling down a mug, then filled it with the sweet bitter taste of homemade coffee.
      • It has a sweet taste without a bitter aftertaste and contributes a relatively small number of calories when it is eaten.
      • Gone are the bitter taste and pungent odor of many of the herbs.
      • Saffron has a spicy, pungent, bitter taste and a tenacious odour, so only a very small amount is needed to give flavour and colour.
      • Linera nodded and sipped from her mug, a sweet and bitter taste greeted her lips.
      • It's best to eat less of the astringent, bitter, and pungent tastes in winter, although all six tastes should be included in your diet.
      • I let it sit there for a second or two and then ask myself if the wine tastes sweet, bitter, salty, etc.
      • It tasted sweet and bitter on his tongue at the same time and made him shiver slightly, unable to decide if he enjoyed the taste or not.
      • So is the case when bitter and sweet flavors merge.
      • American oak has too obvious a flavour and can impart bitter tastes, to cognac anyway, while Slovenian or ‘Trieste oak’ can be too hard.
      • In Ayurveda, foods are classified into six tastes - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
      • It has a black colour and a full-bodied flavour with a slightly bitter, malty taste.
      • Its bitter yet somewhat sweet flavour just thrills my insides.
      • Korean food relies on the harmony of five flavours: hot, bitter, sweet, salty and sour.
      • We tried to place how a traditionally sweet dessert could also have an underlying bitter taste.

    • 1.2(very cold)

      (weather) glacial
      (weather) muy frío
      (wind/frost) cortante
      (wind/frost) penetrante
      (wind/frost) glacial
      it's bitter hace un frío glacial
      • it's bitter cold hace un frío glacial
      • If we can afford it, we escape the cold and bitter winds of northern Alberta to the soul-restoring warmth and relaxation of the tropics.
      • The capital is again bearing the brunt of the bitter weather with freezing winds, rain and hail showers.
      • Cold nights, bitter rain, the fear of predators, nothing would make me take that final step inside.
      • The cold and bitter wind came straight at the face and chilled them to their bones.
      • The cold bitter wind howled around them, biting through their blankets and clothes, chilling them to the bone.
      • The wind seemed to blow bitter cold through him as much as around him, and Taberah sometimes shivered even when he was inside and wearing a sweater.
      • He carried me outside and the cold, bitter wind stung at me.
      • The cold and bitter wind raged over the prison island, the morning sky black with swarms of mist and fog.
      • Extreme storms began in June and hit Peru's high country with bitter cold, high winds, heavy snow and torrential rain at lower altitudes.
      • A bitter gust of wind swept over the two figures sitting on the shadowed sandstone steps in front of the town hall.
      • Britain was braced for more snow and bitter winds today as the cold weather kept its icy grip on the country.
      • A bitter cold wind cut right through his leather jacket and flannel lined jeans, but he didn't notice it at all.
      • The team used six batteries, fought off 50 mph winds and battled bitter cold to reach the 6,288-foot mountain summit.
      • A bitter, cold wind made things unpleasant for the capacity crowd of 75,000, many of whom were at the ground at noon.
      • The record snow fall left behind bitter cold weather all across the region.
      • It was early winter of '82, snow had blanketed the ground and the weather had turned bitter cold, here in the Northeast.
      • They stood there in the bitter wind; not one complained of the discomfort or cold.
      • There had been two things that stunned him first: the bitter cold and the intense light coming from the sky.
      • Angry, bitter wind drove frozen rain hard into the window, rattling the panes.
      • The day is cold, the wind is bitter and the air is dry.

  • 2

    • 2.1(painful, hard)

      (disappointment/remorse) amargo
      (blow) duro
      (truth) crudo
      he shed bitter tears lloró lágrimas amargas
      • While defeat to the bottom team is a bitter blow, and a cruel disappointment at the end of a four game winning sequence, it is not a cue for despair.
      • It was a bitter blow, because we're ranked second in Europe and I'm sure we would have done well.
      • The news will have come as a bitter blow to council chiefs who were hoping to improve upon their ‘weak’ assessment after the first preliminary report emerged this summer.
      • The loss of 550 jobs in the down-at-heel Kent seaside town, reducing Hornby to a suite of administrative offices and an echoingly empty factory shed, was a bitter blow.
      • It was a bitter blow at the psychological moment as it sent Waterford in at the break trailing 2-7 to 0-6.
      • The move marks a bitter blow for the shopping centre's owners who will see the call centre and the former Garons banqueting suite unoccupied as well as the old C & A store.
      • The news that the American owners of Federal-Mogul have apparently withdrawn their offer to fund a pensions settlement will come as a bitter blow to thousands of people.
      • But campaigners were dealt a bitter blow when county highways officials confirmed that Government funding would not be available for the bypass.
      • Last week BP announced more than 200 job losses at the Sullom Voe oil terminal, a bitter blow to a community accustomed to the wealth that comes with oil.
      • The criticism of culinary standards in Scotland is contained in two of Germany's biggest-selling travel guides and is a bitter blow to tourism chiefs.
      • If so, that is far beyond my expectations, and no doubt a bitter blow to Democrats who harbored fantasies of retaking the chamber.
      • Now to lose a second successive decider was a bitter blow.
      • It's a bitter blow for everyone here on the Islands.
      • He described it as a bitter blow to have to leave.
      • It was a bitter blow to the League's current pacemakers who had been hoping to stamp their name on the soccer scene this season.
      • We sense a period of bitter helpdesk experience somewhere in that CV.
      • Weeks of ‘treatment’, bitter loneliness, and longing left me emotionally dead.
      • Do we sigh that such tenets have been disproved many times over, both by the arguments of more profound thinkers in the field and by the sour fruits of a bitter experience?
      • Thorn's lyrics combine a gritty realism with a bitter sense of irony-yet remain deeply optimistic.
      • Overall there was a mood of resentment and disgust - the product of bitter experiences with successive Labor and Liberal governments over the last two decades.

    • 2.2

      (reproach) amargo
      (person) resentido
      (person) amargado
      he's a bitter man es un (hombre) resentido / amargado
      • I felt bitter that no one had offered me help me amargó que nadie se hubiera ofrecido a ayudarme
      • Mix in a third person and there are going to be hurt feelings and bitter resentment over not getting the pork fried rice.
      • And there is anger as well as joy, bitter resentment as well as compassion, above all a sense of nagging grief.
      • It would be easy to have negative feelings at this moment in time but I think you only hurt yourself and become bitter and resentful.
      • Her expression contorting into one of bitter anger and resentment, his of confusion and annoyance.
      • It was anger set to music and given a bitter sense of humour in sketches.
      • Her bitter sense of humour and prudishness masks her loneliness, anger and sense of displacement.
      • Remarkably he displays no self-pity and is not overtly bitter over his treatment, although he admits that the drive to prove his innocence ‘has taken over my life’.
      • The international community failed Rwanda and that must leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.
      • It was only two telephone conversations but on both occasions he made bitter references to the treatment he received from other record labels.
      • What I can blame lifestyle television for, however, is the bitter sense of disillusionment that attended the process.
      • He said some of the families would feel ‘very bitter and very hurt’.
      • People go away bitter with a great sense of loss and families are destroyed.
      • So, with a bitter sense of disappointment that still lingers to this day, I skipped it.
      • For the rest of us, though, the sense of disappointment is bitter.
      • That must always leave us with a sense of bitter regret and abiding sorrow.
      • But I tell you this, when she recovers her senses, all Bacchus will give her is bitter tears for her reward.
      • Scott's words on finding that he had been beaten reveal his bitter mortification and sense of failure.
      • Here bitter frustration and hurt inspire, not great verse, but direct speech.
      • Angus demanded, and I sensed a bitter tone in his voice, something I'd heard from him before but something that had never been directed at me.
      • He is bitter about his treatment by the media in general.

    • 2.3(implacable)

      (enemies/hatred) implacable
      (enemies/hatred) a muerte
      (struggle) enconado
      • Those veterans had served in several conflicts including the bitter in-fighting of Algeria and the desert war in the Sahara.
      • Unsurprisingly, her first full international against bitter rivals England in 1973 is one she will always remember.
      • The predicted bitter disputes - legal, constitutional and inter-party - have not materialised.
      • The euro row for the mainstream media and politicians is a bitter feud between rival multimillionaires and the groupings that back them.
      • The issue was the subject of bitter disputes within legal circles in Britain and internationally.
      • The four men were members of a northside gang involved in a bitter feud between rival families.
      • The most contentious, emotional and bitter arguments between the two parties often touch upon race.
      • All thoughts of the recent bitter conflict that brought its thriving tourist industry to a complete halt have been diplomatically, but purposefully, sidelined.
      • For decades, bitter arguments about devolution have bubbled away under the surface of a party fiercely proud of its unionist credentials.
      • Battles are fought over it, bitter arguments erupt, jealousies flare.
      • The invasion of South Korea by its communist neighbour in 1950 stunned the world and sparked three years of bitter conflict, which claimed more than two million lives.
      • Typically, the opposing hardliners only strike a deal after a long and bitter conflict in which the terrible costs of continuing strife have been made unmistakably clear.
      • The 61-year-old farmer committed suicide last September following a bitter five-year legal dispute over his farm.
      • In our society these two groups happen to be engaged in a bitter conflict about everything from SUV's to Presidents.
      • Such terms are the only things I note down in business meetings, for later use in bitter arguments to feign superior intelligence.
      • These are the first signs of a bitter conflict ahead.
      • One of the sad stories told by those who were engaged in that bitter conflict concerned the blowing up of a troop train in northern Spain.
      • When the train rattled into the next station, an inspector ran into the carriage and tried to settle the bitter argument.
      • In the course of that bitter conflict, Lincoln had been reviled and attacked without mercy.
      • From the very outset there was bitter conflict as to who exactly should be the beneficiaries of liberty, equality and fraternity.

There are 2 main translations of bitter in Spanish

: bitter1bitter2



  • 1British

    tipo de cerveza ligeramente amarga que se produce en el Reino Unido (beer)
    • Lager and bitter are different types of beer, commercially more different than red and white wine, but perhaps not as different as whisky and gin.
    • Beers include Fullers' London Pride and the local Warwickshire beer, Castle bitter.
    • Once they have been paid, they will head straight for the nearest public house and a pint of best bitter.
    • In spite of the early kick-off most customers were snubbing the option of coffee and orange juice and opting for lager or bitter.
    • The pool is available for an hour, and if there is no training to be done, I use the time for a 20-minute hard swim, often with fins, before heading to the bar for a pint of diet bitter.
    • A pint of English bitter, which has a strength of 3.6%, is two units.
    • These prices would have been quite expensive in the 1920s, when a pint of bitter could be bought for five old pennies, or two pence in modern money.
    • Kensington High Street was less threatening to the plastic and I even had a decent pint of draught bitter at just a few pence more than I pay in the centre of York.
    • Things are more straightforward for beer drinkers; half a pint of ordinary strength bitter and lager is equivalent to one unit.
    • Throughout the sale, pints of Spitfire bitter, bottles of Budweiser, glasses of red or white wine and glasses of Famous Grouse Whisky will cost just 99p each.
    • With his expert guidance, I achieved a personal best of not only drinking a pint of nasty nasty bitter quite rapidly, but doing so on a Tuesday.
    • But when he went to Nottingham University to study law, he developed a taste for lager because the ‘local bitter was so bad’.
    • Tom, of course, does not take payment in coin of the realm but in pints of Ram's Blood bitter.
    • He now hopes to see his beer on sale at other pubs across East Yorkshire, and has enjoyed success in the Hull Beer festival, with Melsa bitter named ‘Best in Show’.
    • Traditional, warm bitter can sometimes be too watery while strong lager can be too ‘treacly’ and not adhere to a glass's interior.
    • We at Bar Talk prefer good old fashioned English bitter, such as York Brewery's Save City Ale.
    • Now the Inspector likes a drink, particularly Rams' Blood bitter so he was plied with the stuff for the next three nights.
    • We settled back with a very drinkable pint and a half of Theakstons best bitter to peruse the menu.
    • Then came this fatally seductive drama, telling us we didn't have to live in a world of three-day weeks and keg bitter.
    • At the moment the pub is also serving a range of Daleside beers brewed in Harrogate, including Old Leg Over and Greengrass Old Rogue Ale and Black Sheep best bitter.
  • 2bitters plural

    licor amargo del tipo de la angostura