Simpatía in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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simpatía
feminine noun
1. friendliness (cordialidad)
2. affection (cariño)
  • tomar o
  • coger simpatía a alguien to take a liking to somebody (peninsular Spanish)
  • ganarse la simpatía de to win the affection of
  • inspirar simpatía to inspire affection
  • tener simpatía a, sentir simpatía por to like
also:
  • simpatías support (apoyo)
3. sympathy (medicine)
simpatía
1 (afecto)
son muestras de simpatía hacia o por la víctima it's a show of sympathy towards the victim; coger simpatía a algn to take a liking to sb; ganarse la simpatía de todos to win everybody's affection
tener simpatía a algn sentir simpatía hacia o por algn to like sb
no le tenemos simpatía en absoluto we don't like him at all; no tiene simpatías en el colegio nobody at school likes him; simpatías y antipatías likes and dislikes
2 (cordialidad) friendly nature; friendliness
su simpatía nos cautivó we were charmed by her friendly nature o friendliness; la famosa simpatía andaluza that famous Andalusian friendliness; tener (mucha) simpatía to be (very) likeable o nice
3 simpatías (Política) sympathies
sus simpatías se decantan por los socialistas his sympathies lie with the socialists
4 (Física) (Med) sympathy
explosión por simpatía secondary explosion
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