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"Californian" is an adjective which is often translated as "californiano", and "handsome" is an adjective which is often translated as "guapo". Learn more about the difference between "Californian" and "handsome" below.
Californian
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (from California)
a. californiano
The Californian vineyard produces both red and white wines.El viñedo californiano produce vinos tanto tintos como blancos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (person from California)
a. el californiano
(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 californiana
(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 new supervisor is a Californian. She loves to surf!La nueva supervisora es una californiana. ¡Le encanta hacer surf!
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handsome(
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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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