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Pronunciation: /ˈbjuːtəfəl; ˈbjuːtɪfəl/

Translation of beautiful in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [scenery/poem/colors] precioso, hermoso, bello [literary/literario]; [dress] precioso, lindísimo (Latin America/América Latina) ; [woman/child] precioso, guapísimo, lindísimo (Latin America/América Latina) , hermoso, bello [literary/literario]; [hands/hair/voice] precioso, lindísimo (Latin America/América Latina) , hermoso, bello [literary/literario]; [friendship] hermoso
    Example sentences
    • He was now short and fat with a red face, but in some deeper sense he was very beautiful.
    • Everyone turned and looked at a handsome young man in a beautiful hat, called Mike.
    • Right from day one she always loved school and she has grown into a beautiful young lady.
    1.2 (very good) [colloquial/familiar] [meal/weather] estupendo, buenísimo; [shot/serve] magnífico we lay in the sun all day: it was beautiful nos pasamos el día tumbados al sol, se estaba de maravilla small is beautiful lo bueno viene en frascos pequeños or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chicos the beautiful people la gente guapa, la gente linda (Latin America/América Latina) the beautiful game el juego bonito 1.3 (kind) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) encantador that was a beautiful thing to do ¡qué detalle! you remembered my birthday! you're beautiful! ¡eres un encanto, te has acordado de mi cumpleaños!

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