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Spanish vocabulary and expressions

HERBS AND SPICES

Apart from its most common literal meaning of "to throw out" or "to expel", "echar" is also used in a large number of expressions and phrases. On this page we include some of the most common and useful ones.

Spanish
English
HIERBAS - HERBS / ESPECIAS - SPICES
pimienta de Jamaicaallspice
anísanise
albahacabasil
una hoja de laurela bayleaf
borrajaborage
alcaraveacaraway
cardamomocardamom
pimienta de cayenacayenne pepper
perifollochervil
chilechili
cebollinoschives
canelacinnamon
clavoscloves
cilantro, coriandro coriander
cominocumin
currycurry
eneldodill
hinojofennel
fenogreco, alholva fenugreek
finas hierbas fines herbes
ajogarlic
jengibreginger
enebrojuniper
melisalemon balm
limoncillolemon grass
macis, maciamace
mejoranamarjoram
mentamint
mostazamustard
nuez moscada nutmeg
oréganooregano
pimentón dulce, paprikapaprika
perejilparsley
pimientapepper
hierbabuenapeppermint
semillas de amapolapoppy seeds
romerorosemary
azafránsaffron
salviasage
ajedreasavory

semillas de ajonjolí/sésamo

sesame seeds
menta verdespearmint
estragóntarragon
tomillothyme
cúrcumaturmeric
vainillavanilla
HERB WORDS
molidoground
enterowhole
semillas
seeds
granos de pimientapeppercorns
polvo
chile en polvo
powder
chili powder
vaina de vainillavanilla pod
un trozo de canela en rama a cinnamon stick
hebras de azafránsaffron strands
EXPRESSIONS
¡Ábrete sésamo!Open sesame!
No me importa un comino. I couldn't care less.
ser canela fina
Este vino es de canela fina.
to be exceptional
This wine is pure nectar.
dormirse en/sobre los laurelesto rest on one's laurels
el que se pica ajos comeif the cap fits, wear it
echar/soltar ajosto swear
estar metido en el ajoto be mixed up / to be involved in something
¡Ajo y agua! I'll/You'll/She'll have to put up with it.