agripicante (sopa)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by jbachelor, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. jbachelor Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    English - USA
    I have been living in Madrid for awhile, and I love this soup at a local chinese restaurant here called "sopa agripicante". I am going back to the US in June, and need to know how to order that in English at the Chinese restaurants!

    This is a tough one, cuz it's obviously a Chinese to Spanish translation. Does anyone know how they call this soup in English, or even what "agripicante" is in English?
     
  2. guillermoch Senior Member

    México
    Mexican Spanish
    Maybe Sour-Spicy?
     
  3. riscman Senior Member

    Warwick England
    English-English
    Elementary, my dear Watson:-
    agri - picante - spicy country soup

    probably rubbish, but I could not find it in the dictionary:)
     
  4. jbachelor Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    English - USA
    Me neither. :(
    Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  5. jbachelor Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    English - USA
    OMGGGGGGGGG Sorry for being overly excited, but I've just been searching for days.

    And I just found a Chinese restaurant's website that has its menu in English and in Spanish!!!
    http://www.meihua.es/menu/soups.html

    Bittersweet Soup!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  6. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
  7. amunoz1025 New Member

    English-American
    I believe it refers to Hot and Sour Soup, which is both spicy and sour and delicious.
     
  8. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    The agri comes from agriar, to make bitter, so I would go with amunoz1025´s Hot and Sour Soup which is on Chinese menus in UK.
     
  9. thechainofallans Junior Member

    México
    English (Australia)
    I´d go with
    hot and sour
    or
    spicy and sour, though i think the first sounds better and is more common.
    at least it is in australia.
    the thai soup 'tom yum goong' is one such soup.
    with food it´s always good to go back to the original language and then translate to the next language from that, otherwise it all just gets too confusing.
     
  10. Idiomático Senior Member

    Virginia, USA
    Latin American Spanish
    Amunoz is right. It's very commonly called hot and sour soup in Chinese restaurants in the US.
     
  11. thechainofallans Junior Member

    México
    English (Australia)
    P.S. I´m pretty sure 'agriar' means to become sour rather than bitter. according to the Real academia española.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  12. jbachelor Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    English - USA
    Has anyone ordered a "bittersweet soup" in an English-speaking country who has also tried "sopa agripicante"?
     
  13. duvija

    duvija Senior Member

    Chicago
    Spanish - Uruguay
    It's 'hot and sour', at least in Chicago's Chinatown.

    saludos
     

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