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Is there a particular word for "CUTE" in Spanish??

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Hi, Shobna.

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"Cute" can be different things depending on where you are --

I have heard "chulo" "lindo" and "precioso" ..this is for a cute baby, puppy, etc.

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We just had a thread recently where "mona" was used for cute (when referring to small children)". I think it refers more to when they do something "wasn't that cute?" rather than their physical appearance.

From the R A E dictionary:

  1. adj. coloq. Dicho especialmente de los niños y de las cosas pequeñas y delicadas: Bonito, lindo, gracioso.
  • In Perul I used to teach a little girl whose nickname was Mona! She was very cute but also quite cheeky. I thought she was maybe given the nickname because she was a "cheeky little monkey"! :) - amy_moreno Sep 28, 2010 flag
  • As a nickname, "Mona" is mostly used for girls with the name "Ramona," "Queti - Enriqueta," "Chelo - Consuelo," etc. - JulianChivi Sep 28, 2010 flag
  • I use the word Linda /lindo to refer to how cute children are as, for example: ¡Qué linda ..la niña ! - FELIZ77 Sep 28, 2010 flag
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For "cute" as in "sweet" in Peru we would say "lindo/a" or "bonito/a".

For "cute" as in "good looking", we would usually say "guapo/a".


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Someone (a native) once told me the word was "rico". I thought it meant "rich" but I looked it up in the dictionary and it apparently can mean "cute" also (as in a child or a puppy).

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