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"Dañino" is an adjective which is often translated as "harmful", and "genial" is an adjective which is often translated as "great". Learn more about the difference between "dañino" and "genial" below.
dañino(
dah
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nyee
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (detrimental)
a. harmful
Se trata de un pesticida extremadamente dañino para los seres humanos.This pesticide is extremely harmful to human beings.
b. bad
Que fumar es dañino para la salud no es ningún secreto.The fact that smoking is bad for your health is no secret.
2. (malevolent)
a. hurtful
Sus comentarios fueron dañinos e injustos.His comments were hurtful and unfair.
b. malicious
Su exmarido es una persona dañina, dispuesto a todo para verla sufrir.Her exhusband is a malicious person, prepared to go any length to see her suffer.
3. (causing destruction)
a. destructive
Los cuervos resultan muy dañinos para los cultivos.Crows are very destructive to crops.
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genial(
heh
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nyahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very good)
a. great
Es genial que vas a poder pasar tu cumpleaños con tus mejores amigos.It's great that you can spend your birthday with your best friends.
2. (clever, humorous)
a. funny
Ella siempre está contando alguna historia genial.She is always telling some funny story.
b. witty
Mi cuñado es un tipo muy genial, muy agudo.My brother-in-law is a very witty, very sharp guy.
3. (genius)
a. brilliant
El genial autor Jorge Luís Borges escribió "Las ruinas circulares".The brilliant author Jorge Luís Borges wrote "The Circular Ruins."
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (expressing satisfaction)
a. great
¿Ya terminaste con el proyecto? - ¡Genial!You already finished the project? - Great!
5. (expressing sarcasm)
a. great
¡Genial! Otra vez no funciona la calefacción.Great! The heating doesn't work again.
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