There are 2 main translations of nice in Spanish:

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American English: /naɪs/
British English: /nʌɪs/

adjective nicer, nicest

  • 1 1.1 (kind, amiable)
    you're too nice he's a very nice person
    es muy buena persona
    es muy majo (Spain) [colloquial]
    she did it in the nicest possible way
    lo hizo con mucha delicadeza
    to be nice about somethingit was entirely our fault, but he was very nice about it
    fue todo por culpa nuestra, pero él estuvo muy comprensivo
    to be nice to somebody
    ser amable con alguien
    tratar bien a alguien
    she's very nice to me
    es muy amable conmigo
    me trata muy bien
    how nice of you to ask us
    muchas gracias por invitarnos
    Mr Nice Guy
    Don Perfecto
    Example sentences
    • I was very nice to the guy who called, after all, he was just the survey taker.
    • The girls loved Chris, the guys were cool with him, and he was relatively nice to every person he met.
    • I wasn't going to be mean, because he was too nice of a person to make a snappy comment towards.
    1.2 (attractive, appealing)
    you look very nice today!
    (to a woman)
    ¡estás muy guapa or bonita hoy!
    ¡estás or te ves muy linda hoy! (Latin America)
    (to a man)
    ¡estás muy guapo hoy!
    ¡estás or te ves muy buen mozo hoy! (Latin America)
    you look very nice in that suit
    ese traje te queda muy bien
    the fish is very nice
    el pescado está muy bueno or rico
    the soup smells nice
    la sopa huele bien
    this is a nice mess we're in! [ironic]
    ¡nos hemos metido en una buena! [irónico]
    1.3 (enjoyable) did you have a nice vacation?
    ¿disfrutaste de las vacaciones?
    it's nice to have met you
    me alegro de or [formal] es un placer haberlo conocido
  • 2 (as intensifier) I had a nice hot shower
    me di una buena ducha caliente
    her apartment is nice and cozy/sunny
    tiene un apartamento muy or de lo más acogedor/muy or de lo más soleado
    nice and slow
    bien despacito
  • 3 (respectable, decent) See examples: he seemed such a nice boy
    parecía tan buen chico
    it isn't a very nice area
    es un barrio bastante feo
  • 4 (skilful)
    nice work!
    ¡bien hecho!
    Example sentences
    • If estate agents were in charge, there'd be none of this - it'd be something nice, pleasant and attractive.
    • The majority of men will always find images of attractive women nice to look at.
    • The film is billed as a romance, but the two travellers spend too long exchanging pleasantries and being nice to each other to get any sparks going.
  • 5 5.1 (fine, subtle)
    5.2 (discriminating) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • But she is nice and coy.
    • The figure of Justice, you know, is represented with a balance to weigh out to every one his due, with nice and scrupulous exactness.
    Example sentences
    • It is not the sort of nonsense that can arise even in the best system of law out of the need to draw nice distinctions between borderline cases.
    • In fact, I doubt that the nice distinction which Mr Mostyn sought to draw will be capable of identification in most cases.
    Example sentences
    • I think you really made a nice point.
    • It is a nice point, and it is for that reason that I am anxious to obtain your opinion.

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