- 1.1 (great) [colloquial/familiar] [crash/size/speed] tremendo, increíble; [bore/argument] espantoso 1.2 (very good) [colloquial/familiar] [party/cook/actor] estupendo, genial [familiar/colloquial], de miedo [familiar/colloquial]; [idea/news/car] estupendo, bárbaro [familiar/colloquial], fantástico [familiar/colloquial] the kids had a terrific time at the zoo los niños lo pasaron fenomenal or (Esp tb) pipa en el zoo [familiar/colloquial] he's really terrific es un tipo genial or (Esp tb) super majo [familiar/colloquial] (that's) terrific! ¡genial! [familiar/colloquial], ¡fenomenal! [familiar/colloquial], ¡chévere! (AmL exc CS) [familiar/colloquial] (oh) terrific! [iro] ¡(pues) qué bien! [irónico/ironical] 1.3 (frightening) [literario/literary] aterrador
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.