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"Encantado" is an adjective which is often translated as "delighted", and "mucho gusto" is a phrase which is often translated as "nice to meet you". Learn more about the difference between "encantado" and "mucho gusto" below.
encantado(
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kahn
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tah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very pleased)
a. delighted
Estaría encantado de acompañarte al baile.I would be delighted to accompany you to the ball.
Estoy encantado con el rendimiento del equipo.I'm delighted with the team's performance.
2. (under a spell)
a. enchanted
La gente dice que esa casa está encantada.People say that house is enchanted.
b. bewitched (person)
La princesa encantada no se acordaba de su nombre.The bewitched princess couldn't remember her name.
3. (distracted)
a. in a trance
Mi amigo siempre parece estar encantado durante la clase de física.My friend always looks like he's in a trance during physics class.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (in social introductions)
a. pleasure
Te quiero presentar a mi esposa. - Encantado de conocerla. Soy Luis.I'd like to introduce you to my wife. - Pleasure to meet you. I'm Luis.
encantados
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (children's game)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. freeze tag
Ven, vamos a jugar a los encantados.Come on, we're going to play freeze tag.
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mucho gusto(
moo
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choh
 
goos
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toh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. nice to meet you
Y este es nuestro nuevo gerente, Andrés Salinas. - ¡Mucho gusto!And this is our new manager, Andres Salinas. - Nice to meet you!
b. pleased to meet you
Permítame presentarle a nuestro futuro asistente. - ¡Mucho gusto!Let me introduce you to our future assistant. - Pleased to meet you!
c. it's a pleasure to meet you
¡Mucho gusto! Me siento honrada de tener la oportunidad de compartir mi trabajo con usted.It's a pleasure to meet you! I am honored to have the opportunity to share my work with you.
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