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genial

genial(
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nyahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely good)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es genial que puedas pasar tu cumpleaños con tus mejores amigos.It's great that you can spend your birthday with your best friends.
b. brilliant
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es una película genial. Me encantó.It's a brilliant movie. I loved it.
c. fantastic
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me parece una idea genial. Deberías ponerla en práctica.I think it's a fantastic idea. You should put it into practice.
2. (ingenious, humorous)
a. funny
Ella siempre cuenta 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. (gifted)
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!).
interjection
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express approval)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Ya terminaste el proyecto? ¡Genial!You already finished the project? Great!
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Conseguí entradas para el concierto. - ¡Genial!I got tickets for the concert. - Cool!
c. that's fantastic
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Aprobé el examen de manejar. - ¡Genial!I passed my driving test. - That's fantastic!
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express sarcasm)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Genial! Otra vez no funciona la calefacción.Great! The heating isn't working again.
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genial
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (artista, escritor)
a. of genius
2. (estupendo)
a. great
b. brilliant (United Kingdom)
genial
adjective
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
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