An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (beautiful)
a. bonito
Look at that pretty girl with her mother.Mira a esa niña bonita con su madre.
b. lindo
The moon is so bright and pretty tonight.La luna es tan brillante y linda esta noche.
c. guapo (person)
All the girls in the band are so pretty.Todas las chicas del grupo son muy guapas.
d. hermoso
Your dress is so pretty, where did you get it?Tu vestido está hermoso, ¿dónde lo conseguiste?
e. mono
Fiona's little girl is very pretty.La niñita de Fiona es muy mona.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (considerably)
a. bastante
It turns out it is pretty hard.Resulta que es bastante duro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to adorn; used with "up")
a. emperejilar
I can't stand seeing such young girls all prettied up as if they were models.No me gusta nada ver a niñas tan jóvenes todas emperejiladas como si fueran modelos.
b. emperifollar
Alice is still upstairs prettying herself up for prom.Alice aún está arriba emperifollándose para el baile de fin de curso.
c. engalanar
We're going to pretty up the garden and have the wedding reception there.Vamos a engalanar el jardín y hacer la boda allí.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, thing)
a. bonito(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)
it's not a pretty sightes un espectáculo lamentable
2. (colloquial)
to cost a pretty pennycostar un riñón
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (fairly)
a. bastante
they're pretty much the sameson poco más o menos lo mismo
4. (colloquial)
to be sitting prettyencontrarse en una situación ventajosa
pretty [ˈprɪtɪ]
prettier (comparative)prettiest (superlative)
1 (attractive) [+dress, object, baby] bonito; mono (informal); lindo; (LAm) [+girl] bonito; guapo; lindo; (LAm) [+name, smile] bonito; lindo; (LAm)
what a pretty hat! ¡qué sombrero más bonito!; ¡qué sombrero más mono! (informal); ¡qué monada de sombrero! (informal)
a pretty girl she proved that she was more than just a pretty [face] clever men soon get tired of someone who's just a pretty face
I'm not just a pretty face you know para que te enteres, no soy tonta
it'll cost you a pretty penny te va a costar un ojo de la cara or un dineral
it was not a pretty sight no era nada agradable de ver
she was as pretty as a picture era preciosa
the garden was as pretty as a picture el jardín era de foto
2 (large) [+sum] bonito (informal); importante
3 bueno
a pretty mess you've got us into! ¡en vaya or menudo or buen lío nos has metido! (informal)
he got pretty cross se enfadó bastante; I have a pretty fair or good idea who did it estoy casi seguro de quién lo hizo; it sounds pretty far-fetched to me me parece bastante inverosímil; she got pretty good marks sacó unas notas bastante buenas
pretty damn or damned quick bien pronto
he's pretty damn stupid es bien estúpido
it's pretty much the same es mas o menos igual; es prácticamente lo mismo
he goes there pretty nearly every day va allí casi or prácticamente todos los días
pretty well
I'm pretty well finished ya casi he terminado; that's pretty well everything eso es todo más o menos
(as excl)
gee up, my pretty! (to horse) ¡arre, caballito!; I'll get you, my pretty! (threatening) ¡de mí no te escapas, preciosa or bonita!
Show me ze vay to ze morgue, my pretty!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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