Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Agridulce’

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Agridulce'
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Today's Word of the Day has two meanings.

Not everyone likes an agridulce dish, nor do they like an agridulce experience. 

When referring to food, agridulce means sweet-and-sour; and when referring to emotions, it means bittersweet.

  • Decirle adiós fue una experiencia agridulce.

      Saying goodbye to him was a bittersweet experience.

Here is a song by Puerta Rican singer-songwriter, Raquel Sofía, where agridulce is used to describe how she is complicated and testing in love: 

“Quiéreme agridulce
Quiéreme como soy
No se borra el pasado
Quiéreme hoy”

“Love me bittersweet
Love me as I am
The past is not deleted
Love me today”

You may see this word used a lot in the context of food. Maybe you'll see a dish that's agridulce. This means sweet-and-sour:

Mi plato favorito es ternera en salsa agrudulce.

My favourite dish is sweet and sour beef.



Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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