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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very good)
a. great
Es genial que vas a poder pasar tu cumpleaños con tus mejores amigos.It's great that you can spend your birthday with your best friends.
2. (clever, humorous)
a. funny
Ella siempre está contando alguna historia genial.She is always telling some funny story.
b. witty
Mi cuñado es un tipo muy genial, muy agudo.My brother-in-law is a very witty, very sharp guy.
3. (genius)
a. brilliant
El genial autor Jorge Luís Borges escribió "Las ruinas circulares".The brilliant author Jorge Luís Borges wrote "The Circular Ruins."
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (expressing satisfaction)
a. great
¿Ya terminaste con el proyecto? - ¡Genial!You already finished the project? - Great!
5. (expressing sarcasm)
a. great
¡Genial! Otra vez no funciona la calefacción.Great! The heating isn't working again.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (artista, escritor)
a. of genius
2. (estupendo)
a. great
b. brilliant (United Kingdom)
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1 (de talento) brilliant; of genius
escritor genial brilliant writer; writer of genius; fue una idea genial it was a brilliant idea; Pablo es genial Pablo's a genius
2 (estupendo) wonderful; marvellous; marvelous; (EEUU)
fue una película genial it was a wonderful o marvellous film; ¡eso fue genial! it was wonderful o marvellous!
3 (ocurrente) witty
4 (placentero) pleasant; genial; (afable) cordial; affable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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