lovely
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lovely(
luhv
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li
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beautiful)
a. bonito
Ella has a lovely voice.Ella tiene una voz muy bonita.
What a lovely flower arrangement!¡Qué arreglo floral más bonito!
b. precioso
You have a lovely family, congratulations.Tienes una familia preciosa, felicidades.
2. (pleasant)
a. muy agradable
It's been a lovely evening. Thank you.Ha sido una velada muy agradable. Gracias.
b. encantador
His wife is lovely.Su esposa es encantadora.
c. precioso
It's a lovely day, why don't we go outside?Hace un día precioso, ¿por qué no vamos afuera?
3. (used to emphasize) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The water is lovely and cool.El agua está fresquita.
This area is lovely and quiet.Esta zona es maravillosamente tranquila.
lovelies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beauty)
a. la belleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The room was full of young lovelies.La habitación estaba llena de jóvenes bellezas.
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lovely
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weather, idea, smell)
a. estupendo(a)
2. (curtains, room, garden)
a. precioso(a)
b. lindo(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (person)
a. bello(a)
b. guapo(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. lindo(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to have a lovely timepasárselo estupendamente
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's lovely and warmhace un tiempo fabuloso
Clara's coming — oh lovely!viene Clara — ¡estupendo!,, ¡chévere!,, ¡padre!,, ¡bárbaro!
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lovely [ˈlʌvlɪ]
adjective
lovelier (comparative)loveliest (superlative)
adjective
1 (beautiful) [+face, figure, thing] precioso; muy bonito; lindo; (LAm) [+woman] hermoso; bello; [+day] precioso; bueno; [+morning] precioso; bonito; [+food, meal] delicioso; riquísimo
look at these lovely flowers! ¡mira que flores más bonitas!; the house was full of lovely things la casa estaba llena de detalles preciosos; la casa estaba llena de detalles monísimos (informal); she has two lovely sons tiene dos hijos preciosos; what lovely children/puppies! ¡qué niños/cachorros tan preciosos!; ¡qué niños/cachorros más ricos or monos! (informal); this is a lovely place for a holiday este es un lugar precioso para venir de vacaciones
it's a lovely day! hace un día precioso or muy bueno
what a lovely day!
it's a lovely day for a walk hace un día precioso para dar un paseo; it was a lovely sunny day hacía un día de sol precioso; we had a lovely day pasamos un día muy agradable
you look lovely, Maria estás preciosa, María
it's lovely to see you again que alegría volver a verte
how lovely [to see] you!
what a lovely surprise! ¡qué sorpresa más agradable!
what lovely weather! ¡hace un tiempo estupendo or buenísimo!
2 (kind) [+person, family, character] encantador; amoroso; (LAm)
what are your new neighbours like? - oh they're lovely people Ah! Madrid's a beautiful city and the people are lovely! have you met his wife? oh, she's lovely I think the Queen Mother's a lovely person
he's got a lovely face tiene una cara muy dulce; you do say some lovely things dices unas cosas preciosas
3 (as intensifier)
it's lovely and cool in here hace un fresquito muy agradable aquí dentro
it's lovely and hot/cold [+drink, water] está calentito/fresquito; [+air] hace calorcito/fresquito
the water's lovely [and] warm
noun
belleza (f)
swim-suited lovelies bellezas (f) en bañador
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