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Spanish translation: estás preciosa

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14:32 Sep 6, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: beautiful bird
You look like a beautiful bird.
Dave
Spanish translation:estás preciosa
Explanation:
for instance. Please, if it's going to be used with someone don't do it literally ("pareces un pájaro bonito", "pareces una pájara bonita"). Sweet though, luck :-)
Selected response from:

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 04:07
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Summary of answers provided
na +11estás preciosaxxxPaul Roige
na +3pájaro hermoso/ave preciosaxxxOso
na +3hermosa como un ave
Cecilia Gowar
na +2te ves muy bella, te ves hermosa
Elinor Thomas
na -1¡qué flamenca eres! o que guapa eresyolanda Speece


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +3
pájaro hermoso/ave preciosa


Explanation:
hermoso, bonito, precioso, lindo

Son algunas opciones.

Suerte y saludos Dave!
Oso ¶:^)

xxxOso
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 9863

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lafuente: never heard this expression before. Does he want to put her in a cage? or maybe she is just too colorful!! God knows...
4 hrs
  -> ¶:^)

agree  Genio: No existe una mejor traducción - Felicidades Oso
8 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias Genio! ¡Un abrazo! ¶:^)

agree  Camara: Hey, familiar with the birds and the bees? Pajarito, term I use with my beau.
21 hrs
  -> That's cute! ¶:^)
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +11
estás preciosa


Explanation:
for instance. Please, if it's going to be used with someone don't do it literally ("pareces un pájaro bonito", "pareces una pájara bonita"). Sweet though, luck :-)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 04:07
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elinor Thomas
0 min

agree  Ariadna Castillo González
8 mins

agree  adradas: I like it!
10 mins

agree  olv10siq
36 mins

agree  xxxOso: ¶:^)
49 mins

agree  Patricia Lutteral
1 hr

agree  Andrea Bullrich
4 hrs

agree  Fernando Muela
8 hrs

agree  Genio: Correcto - visto de así, es la mejor forma
8 hrs

agree  Ana Juliá
19 hrs

agree  HANRATH: Excelente.
22 hrs
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +2
te ves muy bella, te ves hermosa


Explanation:
could be other options.
Roigé is right. Please don't use a literal translation. A woman could take it veeeeeeery wrong! :-))

HTH :-)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 00:07
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxPaul Roige: especially if one forgets to say the last word!
13 mins
  -> jajajaaa :-))

agree  Andrea Bullrich: "Flor de pajarraco", por ejemplo, no sería bien recibido... : )
4 hrs
  -> Exacto. :-)))
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10 hrs peer agreement (net): +3
hermosa como un ave


Explanation:
Creo que sería necesario tener más contexto, para ver el estilo. Ésta es una opción. Puede haber otras, como las ya propuestas o "bella como un pájaro".
Creo que habría que mantener la palabra "bird" --no es una expresión habitual, de modo que por algo está-- aunque a veces en castellano suena mejor cambiando un poco la sintaxis...
Hope it helps!


    experience (Spanish speaker living in England)
Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1336

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrea Bullrich: I'd also need to see the card. Without it, it doesn't sound so good in English either...
3 hrs
  -> True! Makes me think of Darcy Busell in The Firebird role.

agree  Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington: De acuerdo, se necesita más contexto. Esta parece una buena opción
6 hrs

agree  Ana Juliá
8 hrs
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16 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
¡qué flamenca eres! o que guapa eres


Explanation:
it is a simile and sometimes with similes you are speaking figuratively!

yolanda Speece
Local time: 21:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 555

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington: You would need more context. Your expressions seem very local, I´ve never heard that "flamenca" bit...
1 hr
  -> "Flamenca" is a term used in Spain. It means beautiful. The word was used in the movie High Heels.
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