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Old May 27, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Caliente / Picante

Cuando se esta hablando sobre comida, ¿puedes usar 'caliente' para "Spicey/hot", o es 'caliente' para temperatura?
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Old May 27, 2009, 01:53 PM
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"Caliente" se refiere a temperatura y "picante" significa que tiene alguna especia picante, al menos en España. Eso sí, después de comer algo picante dices: "¡me quemoooo!"
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Old May 27, 2009, 04:26 PM
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I agree with irmamar that "caliente" is only for temperature... But after tasting something "picante" in Mexico, you'd say "¡me enchilééééééé!".
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right we learned picante as spicy, hot so caliente must only be for temperature :P
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En chile se dice: me pica.
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Cuando se esta hablando sobre comida, ¿puedes usar 'caliente' para "Spicey/hot", o es 'caliente' para temperatura?
Yes, you can use the word caliente to express the temperature of the some food that you wanna eat, but anyhow the word caliente is likely used to say when something, object or other thing is hot.
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Old May 29, 2009, 05:07 AM
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¡No digas «estoy caliente» excepto cuando quieres atención amorosa! Si la temperatura te molesta lo que tienes que decir es «tengo calor» ¡Es una diferencia muy, muy importante!

¡Si equivocas puede provocar muchos problemas inesperados!

It is so important I will put it into English for those whose Spanish is limited, to prevent embarrassing situations!

Never say "Estoy caliente" except when you are seeking amorous attention! If the temperature bothers you, you must say "Tengo calor". It is a very, very important distinction. If you get it wrong it could cause many unwanted problems!

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En chile se dice: me pica.
Cierto, también en México se dice que algo pica para sabores muy astringentes como el chile, la pimienta... a veces hasta para los refrescos y la pasta de dientes.
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Never say "Estoy caliente" except when you are seeking amorous attention! If the temperature bothers you, you must say "Tengo calor". It is a very, very important distinction. If you get it wrong it could cause many unwanted problems!
Agree
"Estoy caliente" it's like "I'm horny"
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Old June 01, 2009, 08:49 AM
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Agree
"Estoy caliente" it's like "I'm horny"
So, '¡Estoy caliente porque ese comida esta picante!' would indicate some kind of weird spicey-food fetish. Interesante.
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