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"Blond" is an adjective which is often translated as "rubio", and "handsome" is an adjective which is often translated as "guapo". Learn more about the difference between "blond" and "handsome" below.
blond(
bland
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fair-haired)
a. rubio
I'm blond but my parents both have brown hair.Soy rubio pero mis padres son los dos morenos.
b. güero
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Before she was a redhead, now she is blonde.Antes era pelirroja, ahora está güera.
c. catire
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
The blond boy is my son.El chico catire es mi hijo.
d. mono
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
The blond reporter is Canadian.El reportero mono es canadiense.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (person with fair hair)
a. el rubio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la rubia
(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 is the only blonde in the family.Ella es la única rubia de la familia.
b. el güero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la güera
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There are three blonds in my history class.Hay tres güeros en mi clase de historia.
c. el catire
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la catira
(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).
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Is it true that men prefer blondes?¿Es verdad que los hombres prefieren las catiras?
d. el mono
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la mona
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
After spending the entire summer in the sun, she's now a blonde.Tras pasar el verano entero bajo el sol, ella ahora es mona.
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handsome(
hahn
-
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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