Tiene gracia......She is graceful VS It's funny
I wonder how you can tell which to use and when. In the show she gives a captured girl to her new master and says "Tiene gracia verdad"..... At first I thought it was "She's graceful right?" but then I thought "It's funny isn't it?" and I wasn't sure which was the right meaning. Gracias.
Gracia can also mean something similar to Cute. In the context given, I am guessing this is what is being said.
I agree with Julian - tener gracia can mean 'to have charm'
Tener gracia = to have grace it must mean, in the context, to have grace in otherwords, this (person here ) is a gift for you It is unlikely to mean 'you are funny' as that would be out of place in the contect of what was taking place. It would make no sense unless the person handing over the girl was supposed to have had a warped/perverted sense of humour.
I undertsood that to be funny is Ser graciosa
entonces ella es graciosa = She is funny
Reviewing Paralees Lesson on Ser v Estar helped confirm the reason for the use of Ser
Ser is used for characteristics (see acronym: D.O.C.T.O.R.) - personality, rather than physical characteristics For example: María es estudiosa = Maria is studious
whereas Estar is used for emotions: (Ella) está preocupada = She is worried
están contento = they are content
You left out the other meaning of gracia (thanks) or God's grace. Why not "She is thankful"?
I don't know if tener gracia carries the other contexts beyond "to be funny". It is the only definition given for the phrase (tener gracia) under gracia in our dictionary.
Maybe to say "to be graceful" you would have to use ser/estar and graciosa.
I hope that a native can answer your question.
Well the dictionary lists about a thousand things for gracia and cute is not one of them, and tener gracia is listed as to be funny but gracia means cute here? That's super wierd. Gracias.