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"Ella es alta" is a phrase which is often translated as "she's tall", and "bonito" is an adjective which is often translated as "pretty". Learn more about the difference between "ella es alta" and "bonito" below.
ella es alta(
eh
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yah
 
ehs
 
ahl
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tah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. she's tall
Ella es alta, y en cambio su hermana es más bien baja.She's tall, while her sister is rather short.
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bonito(
boh
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nee
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beautiful)
a. pretty
Así que Imelda te parece bonita. ¿Quieres que se lo diga?So, you think Imelda's pretty. Do you want me to tell her?
b. lovely
¡Qué bonita bufanda hiciste!What a lovely scarf you made!
c. nice
¿Qué será esa bonita canción que escucho?What is that nice song I can hear?
d. beautiful
Lourdes pintó otro cuadro muy bonito.Lourdes painted another beautiful picture.
2. (considerable)
a. tidy
Jacobo ganó una bonita suma con su nuevo negocio.Jacobo earned a tidy sum with his new business.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (beautifully)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. nicely
Si quieres que te ayude, tienes que hablarle bonito.If you want him to help you, you'll have to ask him nicely.
b. well
La hermana de Josué canta muy bonito.Josue's sister sings really well.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (fish)
a. bonito
Comimos un platillo de fusión japonés-mexicano de sushi bonito con chipotle.We ate a Japanese-Mexican fusion dish of bonito sushi with chipotle.
b. tuna
Hay empanadas de bonito con tomate para cenar.There are tuna-and-tomato turnovers for dinner.
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