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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvli/

Translation of lovely in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-lier, liest)

  • 1.1 [face/hair/voice/figure] precioso, bonito, lindo (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [person/nature] encantador, amoroso (Latin America/América Latina) what a lovely house! ¡qué casa más preciosa or más bonita! some of the loveliest verses in English literature algunos de los versos más hermosos de la literatura inglesa what a lovely baby! ¡qué niño más rico or mono! [colloquial/familiar] the weather was lovely hacía un tiempo buenísimo or precioso we had a lovely time lo pasamos estupendo or muy bien this soup is lovely esta sopa está riquísima or buenísima it was lovely to see them again fue un gran placer volver a verlos
    Example sentences
    • This addition to the lake will add much to the area and will attract more people to view its lovely scenery.
    • He had taken a lovely, sweet, beautiful girl and hurt her terribly, all in the name of revenge.
    • The cabins were located on the side of hill with lots of deck room, clean amenities inside and lovely views.
    Example sentences
    • Those who made the effort to come along enjoyed a lovely meal and an enjoyable night.
    • When I rang a few days later she was having a lovely time, marvelling particularly about the scenery.
    • I admit to having a crush on him - he has the most gorgeous brown eyes, a wonderful smile and a lovely sense of humour.
    1.2 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) it was lovely and warm by the fire se estaba muy calentito or a gusto junto al fuego the coffee was lovely and strong el café estaba bien fuerte, riquísimo

noun/nombre (plural -lies)

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