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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pretty)
a. beautiful
La vista desde la peña está preciosa.The view from the cliff is beautiful.
Este es un broche precioso. ¿Dónde lo compraste?This is a beautiful brooch. Where did you buy it?
b. gorgeous
Estás preciosa con tu nuevo vestido y tu nuevo corte de pelo.You look gorgeous with your new dress and your new haircut.
c. lovely
Es un día precioso. ¿Por qué no damos un paseo en el parque?It's a lovely day. Why don't we go for a walk in the park?
2. (of value)
a. precious
No quiero un anillo con una piedra preciosa a menos que sea libre de conflicto.I don't want a ring with a precious stone unless it's conflict-free.
b. valuable
El roble es un recurso precioso para nuestro país.Oak is a valuable resource for our country.
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. (term of endearment)
a. honey
A ver, precioso, enséñaselo a mamá.Let's see, honey, show mommy.
b. sweetheart
No te preocupes, preciosa. Todo saldrá bien, ya verás.Don't worry, sweetheart. Everything will be ok, you'll see.
c. gorgeous
¡Hola, precioso! ¡Cuánto tiempo sin verte!Hi, gorgeous! It's been ages!
d. beautiful
Ya me encargo yo. - ¡Gracias, preciosa!I'll take care of it. - Thanks, beautiful!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (valioso)
a. precious
2. (bonito)
a. lovely, beautiful
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (valioso) precious; valuable
2 (hermoso) (gen) lovely; beautiful; (primoroso) charming
un vestido precioso a beautiful dress
hace un día precioso
tienen un niño precioso they have a lovely child; ¿verdad que es precioso? isn't it lovely o beautiful?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "precioso"
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qué precioso
how beautiful
es precioso
it's beautiful
eres muy precioso
you're very beautiful
eres tan precioso
you're so gorgeous
eres precioso
you're beautiful
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