When you want to say that a food, for instance, is naturally hot, what do you call it?
Any help would be appreciated.
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You can use 'hot' to refer to food that is at a high temperature or that is 'spicy' in taste. It confuses us native english speakers all the time in conversations!
For example - both of these sound very standard:
The nachos just came out of the oven and are very hot.
The nachos are topped with jalapeños and are very hot.
I recommend using 'spicy' to refer to food that is naturally 'hot' in flavor to avoid confusion.