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"Beautiful" is an adjective which is often translated as "hermoso", and "cute" is an adjective which is often translated as "lindo". Learn more about the difference between "beautiful" and "cute" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. hermoso
This poet always writes about beautiful things.Este poeta suele escribir sobre las cosas hermosas.
b. bello
He took her to watch the beautiful sunset.La llevó a mirar el atardecer bello.
c. precioso
The city is beautiful in spring.La ciudad está preciosa en primavera.
d. guapo
You look beautiful in that dress.Te ves guapa con ese vestido.
e. bonito
The dress is elegant and beautiful.El vestido es elegante y bonito.
f. lindo
What a beautiful cat!¡Qué gato más lindo!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (attractive)
a. lindo
You have such a cute puppy!¡Tienes un cachorro muy lindo!
b. precioso
I saw a cute baby at the park.Vi un bebé precioso en el parque.
c. mono
What a cute dress!¡Qué mono tu vestido!
d. rico (colloquial) (Southern Cone)
I want to adopt that cute kitten we saw.Quiero adoptar esa gatita rica que vimos.
e. guapo
There's a really cute guy in that movie.Hay un tipo bien guapo en esa película.
2. (clever)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. listo
She was sent to the office for giving cute answers in class.La mandaron a la oficina por dar repuestas listas en clase.
b. vivo
That kid is going to get himself in trouble if he keeps up the cute attitude.Ese chico se va a meter en problemas si sigue con esa actitud viva.
3. (affected)
a. afectado
You can drop that cute accent; I know you're not Italian.Puedes dejar ese acento afectado; sé que no eres italiano.
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