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"Emocional" is an adjective which is often translated as "emotional", and "emotivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "moving". Learn more about the difference between "emocional" and "emotivo" below.
emocional(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. emotional
El paciente se encuentra en un buen estado físico y emocional.The patient shows a healthy physical and emotional state.
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emotivo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (heartrending)
a. moving
Mi abuela me contó la emotiva historia de cómo tuvo que abandonar a su familia y venir a América.My grandmother told me the moving story of how she had to abandon her family and come to the Americas.
b. touching
El orador dio un discurso emotivo que nos conmovió a todos.The speaker delivered a touching speech that moved us all.
c. emotional
El cantante pop anunció que se retirará en una emotiva carta a sus seguidores publicada en su sitio web.The pop singer announced his retirement in an emotional letter to his fans posted to his website.
2. (sensitive)
a. emotional
¿La película te hizo llorar? No sabía que eras una persona tan emotiva.The movie made you cry? I didn't know you were such an emotional person.
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