Translation of sour in Spanish:


ácido, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsaʊ(ə)r/ /saʊə/

See Spanish definition of ácido

adjective sourer, sourest

  • 1

    (sharp, acid)
    (fruit/wine) ácido
    (fruit/wine) agrio
    (soil) ácido
    • Without getting into a lot of complicated chemistry, acids are substances that taste sour, such as vinegar or lemon juice.
    • Symptoms of heartburn include excessive burping, pain in the chest area, acid regurgitation, a sour taste, and bad breath.
    • The sour taste of a lemon cannot be distinguished from that of vinegar, yet when you proceed to open your nose and inhale, you can sense the specific flavor of lemon.
    • Lemons taste sour, but they make a sweet treatment for dry, rough heels, knees and elbows.
    • Boyle went on to characterize acids, noting their sour or tart taste and their ability to corrode metals.
    • Low values of pH indicate high concentrations of acidity and the tart or sour taste that occurs in lemon juice, for example.
    • Sometimes, stomach acid that backs up into the esophagus can leave a sour taste in your mouth - especially when you're lying down.
    • A lot of the disinfectants were iodine based and would have a very sour bitter taste; birds, he believes, would not drink such a foul tasting substance.
    • Dry wines can cause unpleasant sour or even bitter tastes if served with desserts.
    • The fruit is about two to five centimetres long and acidic in nature with a sour taste.
    • And so I do a double taste test to see if it's the tonic water or the lemons that's making the drink taste really sour, since it surely can't be the gin.
    • His eyes are gritty; there is a sour taste in his mouth, his heart is beating unpleasantly fast, and there is a roaring in his ears.
    • The result was a mediocre dessert which was saved from being unpleasantly dry, but which still left an unnecessarily sour taste in the mouth.
    • Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour or bitter taste in the throat and mouth.
    • One of them was really really bad, with a terrible vinegar smell that unclogged your sinuses and a sour taste to match.
    • Mukheit is toxic and needs to be soaked in water for three days before it is edible; although it has a sour taste, it contains about a third of the calories of grain.
    • Whatever they marinated the vegetables in wasn't pleasant at all - they all had a uniformly sour taste that made them almost inedible.
    • The fluffy filling combined with the sour taste was great.
    • The lager and cigarettes had left a sour taste in his mouth though.
    • I used to devour them, but now they leave such a sour taste in my mouth and the sourness irritates my insides.
    • Our soil is on the sour side and lays wet in spots, as the old-timers say.
    • Direct chopping and ensiling this wet corn can cause heavy seepage and a sour silage.
  • 2

    (milk) agrio
    (milk) cortado
    • I didn't want Maria getting all mad at me in the morning cause the milk and cream were sour.
    • Now, unless I get it washed, it's gonna stink of sour milk forever.
    • This is the ultimate bachelor's pad, right down to the sour milk.
    • It's like sniffing sour milk to see if it's gone off: you just have to keep going back to make sure.
    • The grocery store always had a heavy odor of cheese and sour milk, and the dark linoleum floor near the dairy case was always wet and slippery.
    • Tanner pointed at my clothes which had a big white stain on them and smelled of sour milk.
    • He reeked of sour milk and unwashed filth and I felt my stomach lurch at the stench.
    • The fridge held a bottle of sour milk, half a bottle of sauce and a couple of bottles of beer.
    • Fermented wine was used as well as the unripe, sour juice acresta, which means acrid.
    • The food should not be moistened because it turns rancid or sour.
  • 3

    (bad-tempered, disagreeable)
    (comment/disposition) agrio
    (comment/disposition) avinagrado
    (face) avinagrado
    (face) de vinagre
    • Getting nervous that the year is about to end on a sour note, housebuilders make a last-minute bid to entice visitors to show homes and offer incentives.
    • The fee struck a sour note with some supporters, particularly given the strong tradition of free festival entertainment.
    • On a sour note, however, a small minority are intent on putting the future of the lake in jeopardy by their illegal actions.
    • Another American novel finished my recreational reading for the summer on something of a sour note.
    • We'd survived two months without cross words, so it would've been a shame to end things on a sour note.
    • So as not to end this on an entirely sour note, there have been films worth looking forward to this season.
    • On the home front, the year began so brightly for Waterford United but ended on a very sour note.
    • The book also ends on a sour note, which is to say it doesn't go quite as far as it should.
    • The Easter long weekend may end on a sour note for some commuters who use public transit.
    • Handshakes then turned to fisticuffs after the final hooter to end a miserable day on an even more sour note.
    • It was on returning to the car that the only sour note of the day was struck, resoundingly.
    • Lord George's voice had turned slightly sour.
    • She smiled, then her face turned very sour.
    • How could someone so sour look so lovely in sleep?
    • My mom shot him an extremely sour look.
    • I crossed my arms over my chest giving him an extremely sour look.
    • After just getting out of detention, he was in a pretty sour mood.
    • "Yeah, whatever, " I replied, suddenly in a sour mood.
    • First off, if your dad's in sour mood, give him space.
    • Celia made a sour face showing disgust towards Mrs. Larson.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (milk) agriar
    • Aftershocks, rain and landslides are hampering aid efforts and souring drinking water, but survivors want more from authorities.
    • Smetana had to be made immediately before use, since it took only a few hours for the bacteria in the sour cream to sour the fresh cream completely.
    • Good though the matching of crumbly, flaking croissant with hot sticky apples and cold, slightly soured cream is, you may want to gild the lily.
    • It's an uncomfortable proximity, compounded by Greenlaw's evocations of unbearable heat, of cream cakes souring as soon as they're baked, of days that stagnate under the oppressive sun and of nights spent twisting and turning.
    • This is how milk is soured; live yoghurt is beneficial despite being a dairy food, because fermentation has altered the character of the milk solids.
    • People eat a wide range of dairy products, such as tvorog, a kind of cottage cheese, and riazhenka, slightly soured milk.
    • As the figures show, whole cow's milk is definitely not for everyone, at least not unless the milk is soured or fermented.
    • Casein is what makes up the curd that forms when milk is left to sour.
    • Dairy products, especially soured milk, were reserved for children.
    • Tom recalls his mother ‘scalding’ the milk in hot weather - heating it to near boiling point to prevent souring.
  • 2

    (relationship/occasion) amargar
    (attitude) agriar
    • Relations soured after border disputes and clashes between troops followed by a war of words in which each accused the other of threatening security.
    • The break-up was extremely acrimonious and relations between them further soured as he accused her of stealing his press from the film.
    • The two were once friends, but their relations soured in recent years.
    • The spy plane crisis further soured relations.
    • Campbell was a dreadful choice because his controversial character had soured media relations before he'd even opened his mouth.
    • The row threatens to sour relations between Prague and Washington.
    • Australia and New Zealand renew their fierce rivalry today with the fallout from one of the darkest moments in cricket still souring their relations.
    • He succeeded but only at the cost of further souring Anglo-German relations.
    • Although economic and social ties between the island and the mainland have since grown, political relations have soured.
    • However, relations have soured dramatically in the last four weeks.
    • Even there on the dance floor with everyone copying our thirty-year-old spins and wring-the-dishrag moves, I couldn't stop sober thoughts like this from souring the moment.
    • The bad news is that French antipathy towards him is so obvious that it sours the whole occasion.
    • It simply sours the atmosphere and creates hostility and distrust.
    • The biggest problem is of course that it sours the investment climate.
    • Or maybe Britain's reputation for politeness is long gone, replaced by a surly jobsworth attitude that slowly sours every day in this city.
    • This can lead to a deep underlying hurt that can often sour any new relationships.
    • Anti-social behaviour can sour every aspect of a person's life, spoiling the peace in what should be the ultimate sanctuary of their own home.
    • Things soured after a six-year-old girl hurt herself when the dog on guard chased her in a bid to protect its family.
    • Some feel the country's reputation for generosity has been spoiled and community sentiment permanently soured.
    • But the 22-year-old defender confessed the final result soured any celebrations he had planned.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (milk/cream) agriarse
    (milk/cream) cortarse
  • 2

    (person/disposition) avinagrarse