Too right. I thought this phrase sounded rather pervy too. Dad is looking out for his girl.
It depends on the situation. When have you last told someone "Your daughter... is very nice" It sounds creepy, you'd probably say cute or any other adjective.
That's not what "simpático " means. It has nothing to do with physical appearance. This is just telling someone they have a congenial, likeable daughter. Now, if that "sounds creepy" to you,...
Noun: tipo , clase , especie , género , modo , carácter , ralea , jaez
Adjective: amable , bueno , bondadoso , benigno , cariñoso , benévolo , tierno , favorable , comprensivo , blando , elogioso
Being kind and being nice are two different things. Being nice is a mannerism. Being kind is being considerate and caring for other people.
KIND has a different Spanish word as a translation. There is a bunch actually. See my message above for the list. And you wanted to mean KIND in Spanidh you would use a correct Spanish word. You asked.
The Spanish word 'simpatica' here means 'likeable', unlike the English word 'sympathetic' which means 'showing pity'. This is just one of many 'false friends' that can cause misunderstanding and embarrasment. A web search will find you more.
Right. There is a term for Spanish words which resemble English words but don't mean the same. I forget what it is. Maybe someone can supply it.
The meaning behind this is that being sympathetic makes you nice, i.e. simpático/a. Even if most have long forgotten of this.
I am a little confused on when to use "tu" vs "sus" vs "tus" (not sure if the last one actually is a word). Can someone explain the difference between tu and sus?
They are all words, and you can have su in there as well.
Tu is used to describe a possession of someone you address as tú, i.e. a singular person, informally. If you talk about multiple possessions of that person, you'll use tus.
- ¿Qué deseas tú para tu cumpleaños? - What do you wish for for your birthday?
- ¿Tú ya ha encontrado tus gafas? - Have you found your glasses yet?
Su is a bit more of a wild card. It can refer to the possession of él, ella, ellos, ellas, usted and ustedes. The same rule applies here, too: if the possession is plural, you use the plural sus.
- ¡Yo ama a su perro! - I love her dog!
- Por favor, laven sus camisetas. (ustedes) - Please wash your T-shirts.