guapo
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guapo(
gwah
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poh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (attractive)
a. handsome
Mi esposo es increíblemente guapo.My husband is incredibly handsome.
b. beautiful
Aún en su vejez esa actriz es muy guapa.Even in her old age that actress is very beautiful.
c. good-looking
Para ser actor, no es suficiente ser guapo, hay que saber actuar.To be an actor, it's not enough to be good-looking. You need to know how to act.
d. pretty (feminine)
Su novia es muy guapa y tiene muy buen tipo.His girlfriend is very pretty and has a very nice figure.
e. hot
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Yo sé que está guapo pero deja de mirarlo.I know he's hot but quit staring.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lovely)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nice
Elena tiene una casa muy guapa.Elena has a really nice house.
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Oye, ¡qué bici tan guapa! ¿Es nueva?Hey, what a cool bike! Is it new?
c. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esos cascos están muy guapos.Those headphones are really awesome.
3. (well dressed)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. elegant
¡Qué guapa que vas hoy! ¿Celebras algo?You look so elegant today! Are you celebrating anything?
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).
4. (daring person)
a. brave (adjective)
Se cree el guapo por haber defendido a esas viejitas.He thinks he's brave because he defended those little old ladies.
A ver quién es el guapo que se come esto.Let's see who's brave enough to eat this.
5. (attractive person)
a. good-looking one
Rubén sabe que es el guapo de la clase y que le gusta a todas las chicas.Ruben knows he's the good-looking one in the class and that all the girls like him.
b. pretty one (feminine)
Todos dicen que Lola es la guapa de las tres hermanas.Everyone says that Lola is the pretty one of the three sisters.
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guapo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (atractivo)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. good-looking
2. (hombre)
a. handsome
3. (mujer)
a. pretty
4. (elegante)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. smart
¡qué guapo te has puesto!you look really nice!
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cool, ace
6. (valiente)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gutsy
ser guapoto have guts
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (valiente)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a ver quién es el guapo que…let's see who's brave enough to…
8. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pal
b. sunshine (United Kingdom)
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guapo
adjective
1 (atractivo) [+mujer] attractive; good-looking; [+hombre] handsome; good-looking; [+bebé] beautiful
va de guapo por la vida he thinks good looks are all he needs in life
2 (elegante) smart; elegant
ir guapo to look smart; qué guapo estás con ese traje you look really nice in that suit
3 (bonito) great (familiar)
qué camiseta más guapa what a great T-shirt! (familiar); ¿qué tal la película? —¡muy guapa! "how was the film?" — "great! (familiar) "
4 (como apelativo)
¡ven, guapo! (a un niño) come here, love!; ¡oye, guapa! hey!; ¡cállate, guapo! just shut up!
5 (valiente) bold; dashing; (S. Cone) (México) (duro) bold; tough; (sin escrúpulos) unscrupulous
1 (valiente)
¿quién es el guapo que entra primero? who's got the guts to go in first? (familiar); who's brave enough to go in first?
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (bravucón) bully; tough guy; (fanfarrón) braggart
3 (Centroamérica) (Cine) male lead
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