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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (attractive quality)
a. charm
No es el más guapo, pero tiene muchísimo encanto.He's not the handsomest guy, but he's got a ton of charm.
El barrio no es perfecto, pero tiene su encanto.The neighborhood isn't perfect, but it has a certain charm.
2. (enchantment)
a. spell
La princesa rompió el encanto al besar a la rana.The princess broke the spell when she kissed the frog.
3. (delight)
a. charming
Tu amiga Lauren es un encanto.Your friend Lauren is charming.
b. lovely
¡Qué encanto de casa!What a lovely house!
4. (term of endearment)
a. darling
Hola, encanto. ¡Te ves hermosa!Hello, darling. You look beautiful!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (atractivo)
a. charm
ser un encantoto be a treasure o delight
2. (apelativo cariñoso)
a. darling
3. (hechizo)
a. spell
como por encantoas if by magic
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1 (atractivo) charm
el pueblecito tiene mucho encanto the village has a lot of charm o is very charming; no es guapa, pero tiene su encanto she isn't pretty, but she has charm; se dejó seducir por sus encantos he allowed himself to be seduced by her charms
2 (maravilla)
el niño es un encanto he's a charming o lovely o delightful little boy; ¡qué encanto de jardín! what a lovely garden!
¡es un encanto de mujer!
3 (uso apelativo) darling
¡oye, encanto! hello, gorgeous! (familiar)
4 (encantamiento) spell
romper el encanto to break the spell; el bolso desapareció como por encanto the bag disappeared as if by magic
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