Quick answer
"Fantastic" is an adjective which is often translated as "fantástico", and "awesome" is an adjective which is often translated as "genial". Learn more about the difference between "fantastic" and "awesome" below.
fantastic(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (great)
a. fantástico
Your new car is fantastic!¡Tu coche nuevo es fantástico!
b. estupendo
The performance last night was fantastic.La función de anoche estuvo estupenda.
c. fabuloso
That designer's dresses are so fantastic.Los vestidos de ese diseñador son tan fabulosos.
d. increíble
That's fantastic news, congratulations!¡Esas noticias son increíbles, felicidades!
e. bacán (colloquial) (Southern Cone)
The food at that place is fantastic.La comida en ese lugar es bacán.
f. macanudo (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
(Southern Cone)
Her new boyfriend is fantastic.Su nuevo novio es macanudo.
2. (fanciful)
a. fantástico
It is a fantastic tale about princesses and magic kingdoms.Es una historia fantástica sobre princesas y reinos mágicos.
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awesome(
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suhm
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fantastic)
a. genial
I think your idea of spending the summer on Key West is awesome.Me parece genial tu idea de pasar el verano en Cayo Hueso.
The party is going to be awesome.La fiesta va a ser genial.
b. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Wow, what an awesome car!Guau, ¡qué carro más chévere!
c. bacán
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The fireworks at the celebration were so awesome.Los fuegos artificiales en la celebración fueron tan bacanes.
d. macanudo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Have an awesome time in Hawaii!¡Que tengas unas vacaciones macanudas en Hawái!
e. padre
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The two of them make a really awesome couple.Ellos dos hacen una pareja bien padre.
f. chido
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The place is awesome, but there are always too many people.El lugar está chido, pero siempre está muy lleno.
g. bacano
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
That movie was awesome! We should watch it again.¡Esa película estuvo bacana! Hay que verla de nuevo.
h. guay
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you want to hear some awesome music, you've got to go to Ibiza.Si queréis escuchar música guay, tenéis que ir a Ibiza.
2. (impressive)
a. impresionante
The views of the island from our balcony were awesome.Las vistas de la isla desde nuestro balcón eran impresionantes.
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