Quick answer
"Optimistic" is an adjective which is often translated as "optimista", and "positive" is an adjective which is often translated as "positivo". Learn more about the difference between "optimistic" and "positive" below.
optimistic(
ap
-
tuh
-
mihs
-
tihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (positive)
a. optimista
It is important to remain optimistic during times of financial crisis.Es importante mantenerse optimista durante tiempos de crisis financiera.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
positive(
pa
-
zuh
-
dihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (good)
a. positivo
The treatment has had a positive effect on patients.El tratamiento ha tenido un efecto positivo en los pacientes.
2. (affirmative)
a. positivo
The pregnancy test was positive.La prueba de embarazo fue positiva.
3. (optimistic)
a. positivo
My mom is the most positive person I know.Mi mamá es la persona más positiva que conozco.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sure)
a. seguro
Are you positive about the result of the elections?¿Estás seguro del resultado de las elecciones?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(absolute)
a. verdadero
Talking to you is a positive pleasure.Hablar contigo es un verdadero placer.
6. (electronics)
a. positivo
I didn't place the battery with the positive terminal on the right side.No puse la batería con el polo positivo en el lado correcto.
7. (maths)
a. positivo
The number +5 is a positive integer.El número +5 es un número entero positivo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (benefit)
a. el aspecto positivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The positives outweigh the negatives.Los aspectos positivos son más que los negativos.
b. la ventaja
(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).
Let's not forget about the positives of social media.No olvidemos las ventajas de las redes sociales.
9. (photography)
a. el positivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We developed positives to watch them in the projector.Revelamos positivos para verlos en el proyector.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS