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gracia

Translation of gracia in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 (comicidad) yo no le veo la gracia I don't think it's funny, I don't see what's so funny about it sus chistes no tienen gracia ninguna her jokes aren't at all funny cuenta las cosas con mucha gracia he's very funny the way he tells things tiene gracia, mi hermano vive en la misma calle isn't that funny, my brother lives in the same street ¡mira qué gracia! ¡encima tengo que pagar yo! [irónico] well that's just great isn't it! on top of everything else, it's me who ends up paying! hacer gracia (+ me/te/le etc), ¡me hizo una gracia cuando lo vi sin barba! it was so funny seeing him without his beard! me hace gracia que digas eso, estaba pensando lo mismo it's funny you should say that, I was just thinking the same thing parece que le ha hecho gracia el chiste he seems to have found the joke funny no me hace ninguna gracia tener que ir a verlo I don't relish the idea of having to go and see him maldita la gracia que me hace tener que asistir a estas reuniones it's no fun having to go to these meetings, it's a real drag having to go to these meetings [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 3.1 (encanto, donaire) baila con mucha gracia she's a very graceful dancer un vestido muy sin gracia a very plain dress 3.2 (habilidad especial) tiene mucha gracia para arreglar flores she has a real gift o/or flair for flower arranging la comida es buena, pero la presentan sin ninguna gracia the food is good but they don't go to any trouble over the presentation

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