Quick answer
"Cute" is an adjective which is often translated as "lindo", and "how scary" is a phrase which is often translated as "qué aterrador". Learn more about the difference between "cute" and "how scary" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (attractive)
a. lindo
You have such a cute puppy!¡Tienes un cachorro muy lindo!
b. precioso
I saw a cute baby at the park.Vi un bebé precioso en el parque.
c. mono
What a cute dress!¡Qué mono tu vestido!
d. rico (colloquial) (Southern Cone)
I want to adopt that cute kitten we saw.Quiero adoptar esa gatita rica que vimos.
e. guapo
There's a really cute guy in that movie.Hay un tipo bien guapo en esa película.
2. (clever)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. listo
She was sent to the office for giving cute answers in class.La mandaron a la oficina por dar repuestas listas en clase.
b. vivo
That kid is going to get himself in trouble if he keeps up the cute attitude.Ese chico se va a meter en problemas si sigue con esa actitud viva.
3. (affected)
a. afectado
You can drop that cute accent; I know you're not Italian.Puedes dejar ese acento afectado; sé que no eres italiano.
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how scary
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. qué aterrador
How scary! I could never ride that roller coaster.¡Qué aterrador! Yo jamás podría subirme a esa montaña rusa.
b. qué espeluznante
I opened the drawer and inside there was a huge spider. - How scary!Abrí el cajón y adentro había una araña gigante. - ¡Qué espeluznante!
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