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Bonita, linda, hermosa, bella, and guapa: The difference

I would like to post a link to this question: Bonita, linda, hermosa, bella, and guapa: what's the difference? ... and the selected answer:

https://spanish.stackexchange.com/a/831

BTW, I didn't know that bonito is also a noun for a fish (=pez, not pescado),A bonito is a specie of tuna (atún), and one comment on the thread reads: if you are in Spain and see canned "Bonito", prefer it over canned "atún"

<h1>pez vs pescado, which to use</h1>

Pez is an animal, which you catch by doing the verb "pescar." Once a fish has been caught, it has been "pescado" - the past participle of "pescar." The "pez nadando" has become "pescado en tu plato"

February 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alan2k02

"hermosa" or "preciosa" is most qualitative of beauty in general (face, body, smile, eyes, hair), "bella" in the second place, "guapa" is only to describe a beauty face (smile, eyes, nouse in equity) "bonita" or "linda" is like a cute or nice or sweetie, (bonita is female diminutive of "bueno" or "buen")

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sofa315999

all these words are synonyms of something, or someone cute, beauty, or gorgeous, Hope this can help you! ;)

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike413694

It's all in the context and verbal expression... While all the words say something nice about someone, there is context difference.

Por ejemplo, a "good looking gal" is walking down the street. Carlos sees her, and thinks , qué linda .

Carlos turns the corner and sees a "dazzling beauty", and he thinks, "qué guapa!!! ",

It's like English, cute, pretty, beautiful, stunning, dazzling, depends on context and expression.

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zo7SYYbt

Just saw your answer on pez/pesacado. so clear and helpful!

July 6, 2018
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