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I was watching a Publix announcement about its bakery and they refer to their cakes as "decadent" cakes....I understand what it means but how would we say "decadent" cakes in Spanish??
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Old June 09, 2008, 10:32 PM
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I was watching a Publix announcement about its bakery and they refer to their cakes as "decadent" cakes....I understand what it means but how would we say "decadent" cakes in Spanish??
Try any of the following:
torta ...
sabrosa, sabrosísima
riquísima
exquisita
de muerte/para morir
para chuparse los dedos/de rechupete
pecaminosa
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Old June 09, 2008, 10:55 PM
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Rusty's options are good. To me the idea of a decadent cake is a cake that is so rich and so full of sugar that it's a "sin" to eat it, thus these ideas:
Es una tentación de pastel.
Este pastel prohibido.
Es un exquisito pastel tentador.
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Old June 10, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Rusty's are good, but it's more like Tomisimo said.
Yo can also simply say "un pastel para gente decadente"/"un pastel para viejos sibaritas"
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Old June 10, 2008, 12:16 PM
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I had never heard viejos sibaritas before now... and I had never heard sibarita used at all in Spanish. Cool. BTW, it's sybarite in English.
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I agree with Sosia. We usually say in Spanish decadente for luxurious, sybarite, baroque, manierist...
Don't you use decadent with this nuance in English?
Is it just putrid and other meanings related to this?
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Decadent can mean something truly rich, luxurious and pleasurable--nothing a Puritan would approve of, though.
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Same meaning as in Spanish then, Poli.
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Old June 10, 2008, 03:45 PM
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There's an idea of "vice" associated to it. Decadence rules!
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Old June 10, 2008, 03:52 PM
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