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Translation of "taste" - English-Russian dictionary

taste

noun     /teɪst/
FOOD [C, U]
B1 the flavour of a particular food in your mouth вкус a sweet/bitter taste It's got quite a strong taste.Flavours and tastes
ABILITY [U]
B2 the ability to feel different flavours in your mouth вкус When you've got a cold you often lose your sense of taste.Flavours and tastesThe senses in general
a taste
a small amount of food that you have in order to try it проба, кусочек Could I have just a taste of the sauce?Food - general wordsWords meaning small pieces and amounts
WHAT YOU LIKE [C, U]
B2 the particular things you like, such as styles of music, clothes, decoration, etc вкус I don't like his taste in music. It's okay, but it's not really to my taste.Liking
ART/STYLE ETC [U]
the ability to judge what is attractive or suitable, especially in things related to art, style, beauty, etc вкус Everything in his house is beautiful - he's got very good taste.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
be in good taste
to be acceptable in a way that will not upset or anger people быть в хорошем вкусе Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
be in bad/poor taste
to be unacceptable in a way that will upset or anger people быть в дурном вкусе He told a joke about a plane crash which I thought was in rather poor taste.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for badRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
a taste for sth
when you like or enjoy something склонность, пристрастие к чему-либо I've developed a bit of a taste for opera.Liking
taste of sth
B2 when you do or experience something new for a short time представление, образчик That was my first taste of Mexican culture.Testing, checking and experimenting
(Definition of taste noun from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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