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"Es muy alto" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's very tall", and "feo" is an adjective which is often translated as "ugly". Learn more about the difference between "es muy alto" and "feo" below.
es muy alto(
ehs
 
mwee
 
ahl
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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. (third person singular)
a. he's very tall
Los padres de Francisco son bajos, pero él es muy alto.Francisco's parents are short, but he's very tall.
b. it's very tall
Juan vive en un edificio en el centro de la ciudad. Es muy alto y moderno.Juan lives in a building downtown. It's very tall and modern.
c. is very tall
Mi hermano es muy alto.My brother is very tall.
d. it's very high
No creo que podamos subir a ese pico. Es muy alto.I don't think we'll be able to climb that peak. It's very high.
e. is very high
El riesgo es muy alto. Deberemos buscar otras alternativas.The risk is very high. We'll have to look for other options.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you're very tall
Usted es muy alto. Creo que este talle le va a quedar bien.You're very tall. I think this size will fit you.
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feo(
feh
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oh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unattractive)
a. ugly
El monstruo que dibujaste tiene una nariz muy fea.That monster you drew has a very ugly nose.
b. unflattering
El vestido que se puso Jen es muy feo y le queda grande.The dress Jen wore is really unflattering and is too big for her.
2. (disagreeable)
a. unpleasant
El ambiente en la oficina está muy feo en estos días.The atmosphere at the office is very unpleasant these days.
b. foul
No voy a comer ese queso. Tiene un olor feo.I'm not going to eat that cheese. It has a foul smell.
c. nasty
El tiempo estaba tan feo que no fuimos a la playa.The weather was so nasty that we didn't go to the beach.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not well)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. badly
Mi novia cocina feo, así que de la cena me ocupo yo.My girlfriend cooks badly, so I'm in charge of dinner.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impolitely)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. rudely
Si le vuelves a contestarle feo a tu mamá, estarás castigado.If you answer your mom rudely again, you're grounded.
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