gentil
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gentil(
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teel
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pleasant)
a. courteous
Pedro fue muy gentil conmigo invitándome a su cumpleaños después de tantos años.Pedro was very courteous inviting me to his birthday after so many years.
b. kind
Después de ti. - Gracias, eres muy gentil.After you. - Thanks, you're very kind.
c. nice
Tus padres son muy gentil por invitarnos a cenar.Your parents are very nice for inviting us to dinner.
d. helpful
Eres muy gentil; yo sola no habría sido capaz de encontrar la biblioteca.You have been very helpful; without you I wouldn't have found the library.
2. (graceful)
a. elegant
Tu novio es un chico muy gentil cuando canta.Your boyfriend is very elegant when he sings.
b. charming
La princesa es tan gentil frente a sus súbditos.The princess is so charming in front of her subjects.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (religioso)
a. gentile
Yo soy judío, pero no tengo problema en casarme con una gentil.I'm Jewish, but I don't have any problem marrying a gentile.
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gentil
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (amable)
a. kind, nice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (religion)
a. gentile
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gentil
adjective
1 (cortés) courteous; (México) (amable) kind; helpful
2 (elegante) graceful; elegant; (encantador) charming
3 pretty; fine
¡gentil cumplido! a fine compliment!
4 (idólatra) pagan; heathen; (no judío) gentile
(idólatra) pagan; heathen; (no judío) gentile;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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El forastero gentil
The Kind Stranger
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