Word for "cute" in Spanish?
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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.
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:
- adj. coloq. Dicho especialmente de los niños y de las cosas pequeñas y delicadas: Bonito, lindo, gracioso.
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".
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).