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March 03, 2023 17:00
Word story – sweet tooth

Word story – sweet tooth

sweet tooth (noun) – someone who has a sweet tooth likes to eat sweet food
Definition – Macmillan Dictionary

Когда речь заходит о человеке, который имеет сильное пристрастие к сладкой пище, в английском языке может быть использована идиома sweet tooth.

Существительное sweet tooth появился в английском языке 14 веке. Оно образовано из прилагательного sweet и существительного tooth, которое раньше использовалось в значении «вкусный» и употреблялось для описания вкусной еды.

Существительное sweet tooth пишется в два слова без дефиса, а прилагательное производное от sweet tooth – через дефис – sweet-toothed.

Согласно Оксфордскому словарю английского языка форма множественного числа слова sweet tooth – это sweet tooths.

Чаще всего существительное sweet tooth употребляется с глаголом have.

Произношение существительного sweet tooth

sweet tooth [ˌswiːt ˈtuːθ]

Варианты перевода sweet tooth

пристрастие к сладкому
to have a sweet tooth – быть сладкоежкой /сластеной

Примеры использования идиомы sweet tooth

Sydney paediatric dietitian Hanan Saleh suggested breast milk sets up a taste preference from birth – meaning babies would develop a sweet tooth.
The Daily Mail, 06 March 2018
If you’ve been writing your sugar cravings off as having a “sweet tooth” or referred to having a “sugar addiction” in jest, your relationship with sweets might actually be more complicated than you think.
USA Today, 01 March 2018
Maybe your partner has a sweet tooth — fry them up some French toast or a Dutch Baby for a delicious Valentine's Day treat.
Rachel Baron, Good Housekeeping, 17 January 2023
Play around with the ratios here to find a mix that suits you – if you have a sweet tooth, add more fruit.
The Guardian, 2015
Scatter over a decent helping of the granola and, if you have a sweet tooth, finish with a drizzle of maple syrup.
The Guardian, 2021
Employees in these firms who have a sweet tooth feel they are being treated like smokers.
The Guardian, 2018
Тема: Grammar & Vocabulary       Теги: Wordstory, Etymology

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