use of French words for nice
What is the difference between gentil and sympa?
"Gentil" is used when speaking of a person (man, in case it's a woman then it is "gentille") who is kind. "Sympa" (which is short for "sympathique") has about the same meaning. "Sympa" can also be applied to things or situations, unlike "gentil/gentille" which are for people only. Ex. "Ce dessin est sympa" (slang): "this drawing is nice"