Quick answer
"Fine" is a noun which is often translated as "la multa", and "nice" is an adjective which is often translated as "simpático". Learn more about the difference between "fine" and "nice" below.
fine(
fayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. la multa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you park here, you're going to get a fine.Si te estacionas aquí, te van a poner una multa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (legal)
a. multar
The police officer fined me $100 for speeding.El policía me multó con 100 dólares por exceso de velocidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (in good condition)
a. bien
How are you feeling today? - Fine, thanks.¿Cómo se encuentra hoy? - Bien, gracias.
4. (superior)
a. excelente
The audience gave the pianist a standing ovation after his fine performance.La audiencia ovacionó al pianista después de su excelente actuación.
b. magnífico
You did a very fine job on the last project.Hiciste un trabajo magnífico en el último proyecto.
c. bueno (weather)
It's a fine evening. Let's go for a walk around the block.Hace buen tiempo esta noche. Vamos a dar un paseo por la cuadra.
5. (thin)
a. fino
A fine layer of dust covered all of the furniture.Una fina capa de polvo cubría todos los muebles.
b. delgado
I inherited my very fine hair from my mother.Heredé el pelo muy delgado de mi madre.
6. (subtle)
a. sutil
The finer points of economics are beyond me.Los matices más sutiles de la economía están más allá de mi comprensión.
7. (refined)
a. fino
That the politician has a fine way of speaking is beyond doubt.De que la política tiene una manera muy fina de hablar, no cabe duda.
b. refinado
She owes her fine manners to the etiquette school she attended.Le debe sus modales refinados a la escuela de etiqueta a la que asistió.
8. (attractive)
a. bien atractivo
Ruth's brother is a fine figure of a man.El hermano de Ruth es un hombre bien atractivo.
9. (acceptable)
a. bien
Is it fine if I leave half an hour early?¿Te parece bien si salgo media hora antes?
10. (ironic usage)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Between losing our luggage and multiple canceled flights, we had a fine time of it.Entre perder nuestro equipaje y los numerosos vuelos cancelados, lo pasamos a lo grande.
Well, you left the house in a fine state after the party!Pues, ¡sí que dejaste la casa en menudo estado después de la fiesta!
11. (metal)
a. puro
This gold necklace is only 85% fine.Este collar de oro solo es 85% puro.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
12. (well)
a. bien
I was sick last week, but now I feel fine.Estuve enferma la semana pasada, pero ahora me siento bien.
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nice(
nays
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (friendly)
a. simpático
When I met her she was really nice and funny.Cuando la conocí fue muy simpática y divertida.
b. majo
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
She's a really nice girl; she gets along with everyone.Es una chica muy maja; se lleva bien con todo el mundo.
2. (kind)
a. amable
He's always been really nice to older people.Siempre ha sido muy amable con la gente mayor.
3. (pleasant)
a. agradable
We had a really nice time at our new neighbor's house.Tuvimos un tiempo realmente agradable en casa de los nuevos vecinos.
4. (attractive)
a. lindo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They have a really nice house in the mountains.Ellos tienen una casa muy linda en las montañas.
b. bonito
You have really nice eyes.Tus ojos son realmente bonitos.
5. (as an intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My bed feels so nice and warm on these cold mornings.Mi cama está tan calientita en estas mañanas frías.
Why don't you take a nice, hot bath while I clean up?¿Por qué no vas a tomarte un buen baño mientras limpio?
6. (subtle)
a. bueno
That was a nice point you made at the end of the discussion.Ese fue un buen comentario que hiciste al final de la discusión.
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