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"Beautiful" is an adjective which is often translated as "hermoso", and "nice" is an adjective which is often translated as "simpático". Learn more about the difference between "beautiful" and "nice" 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. (friendly)
a. simpático
When I met her she was really nice and funny.Cuando la conocí fue muy simpática y divertida.
b. majo
Regionalism used in Spain
She's a really nice girl; she gets along with everyone.Es una chica muy maja; se lleva bien con todo el mundo.
2. (kind)
a. amable
He's always been really nice to older people.Siempre ha sido muy amable con la gente mayor.
3. (pleasant)
a. agradable
We had a really nice time at our new neighbor's house.Tuvimos un tiempo realmente agradable en casa de los nuevos vecinos.
4. (attractive)
a. lindo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They have a really nice house in the mountains.Ellos tienen una casa muy linda en las montañas.
b. bonito
You have really nice eyes.Tus ojos son realmente bonitos.
5. (as an intensifier)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My bed feels so nice and warm on these cold mornings.Mi cama está tan calientita en estas mañanas frías.
Why don't you take a nice, hot bath while I clean up?¿Por qué no vas a tomarte un buen baño mientras limpio?
6. (subtle)
a. bueno
That was a nice point you made at the end of the discussion.Ese fue un buen comentario que hiciste al final de la discusión.
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