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I am reading a fictional book in Spanish and in the description of a young girl the author uses the word "nivea" - I haven't found it in my dictionary or online dictionary. Any idea what this word might mean?

3 months ago

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According to WordReference, it means snowy white. Sounds like it has the same root word as snow (nieve).
Sometimes you have to look up the masculine version of an adjective, or the infinitive of a verb, to find what you're looking for.

http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=n%C3%ADveo

3 months ago

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It is used for very white skin. It is totally outdated.

3 months ago

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it's an adjective meaning snow-white. Look up 'niveo' and you will probably find it.

3 months ago

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Thanks, everyone. That fits in with the story quite well.

3 months ago

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Are you reading “Snow White and the seven dwarves”?

3 months ago

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No, it's Palomas by Kaila Ochoa Harris - I love her stories - I'm not totally fluent in Spanish yet and I find I am able to follow (deduce from surrounding words) the story quite well. She also wrote La Barguena.

3 months ago