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"Beauty" is a noun which is often translated as "la belleza", and "nice" is an adjective which is often translated as "simpático". Learn more about the difference between "beauty" and "nice" below.
beauty(
byu
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di
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quality)
a. la belleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.La belleza está en los ojos del que mira.
b. la hermosura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The beauty of a rose has no equal.La hermosura de una rosa no tiene parangón.
2. (beautiful woman)
a. la belleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She really is a beauty.Es una verdadera belleza.
3. (fine specimen)
a. la preciosidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This bracelet is a beauty.Esta pulsera es una preciosidad.
4. (advantage)
a. lo bueno (m)
The beauty of the system is that it can be used by anyone.Lo bueno de este sistema es que cualquiera puede utilizarlo.
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nice(
nays
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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
(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)
a.
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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