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"Beautiful" is an adjective which is often translated as "hermoso", and "handsome" is an adjective which is often translated as "guapo". Learn more about the difference between "beautiful" and "handsome" below.
beautiful(
byu
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dih
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fuhl
)
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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handsome(
hahn
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suhm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (good-looking)
a. guapo
Look at that handsome guy by the fountain.Mira ese tipo guapo cerca de la fuente.
b. bien parecido
My son is intelligent, handsome, and kind.Mi hijo es inteligente, bien parecido y amable.
c. apuesto
Laura is a handsome and accomplished young woman.Laura es una joven apuesta y talentosa.
d. buen mozo
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
As charming and handsome as he may be, he's still a jerk.Por muy encantador y buen mozo que sea, sigue siendo mala onda.
2. (attractive or well-made)
a. magnífico
A handsome monument has just been erected in the square.Acaban de erigir un magnífico monumento en la plaza.
b. espléndido
What a handsome stallion you have, Lady Winter.Qué caballo tan espléndido tienes, señora Winter.
c. bello
The city center looks so handsome done up in Christmas lights.El centro se ve tan bello decorado con luzes navideñas.
3. (substantial)
a. considerable
Linda has donated a handsome number of boxes of food to the hurricane victims.Linda donó un número considerable de cajas de comida a las víctimas del huracán.
b. amplio
The ruling party won the elections with a handsome majority.El partido del gobierno ganó las elecciones por amplia mayoría.
c. generoso
I was paid a handsome amount of money.Me pagaron una generosa suma de dinero.
d. cuantioso
The interested party has offered a handsome sum for our farm.Los interesados nos ofrecieron una cantidad cuantiosa por nuestra granja.
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