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simpático (para EE.UU)

English translation: a great guy.

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Spanish term or phrase:simpático (para EE.UU)
English translation:a great guy.
Entered by: Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
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11:17 Dec 25, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: simpático (para EE.UU)
Estoy buscando la mejor traducción de esta palabra en su contexto más normal ("Juan es muy simpático") al inglés de EE. UU.
Opciones como nice/pleasant/cool no me parece que recojan bien la idea.
Agradecería mucho vuestras opiniones
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Spain
Local time: 01:22
Juan's a great guy.
Explanation:
What I would say in English in this situation. It doesn't necessarily preserve the entire meaning of "simpático", but it has a similar ring to it.
Selected response from:

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 21:22
Grading comment
Seems the closest to me. Thanks again!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5 +5Juan's a great guy.
Reed James
4 +5nice
Jenni Lukac
4 +2friendly
philippe vandevivere
4 +1appealing, likable, attractive, pleasant, congenial
Thayenga
3 +1charming
Claudia Guiraldes
3(He/She has) a sunny personality
Mónica Algazi


  

Answers


11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
friendly


Explanation:
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philippe vandevivere
France
Local time: 01:22
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
Notes to answerer
Asker: Merci, Philippe!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Thayenga: friendly is a little weak here. Some people may be friendly, but they're still not likable or appealing.
40 mins

agree  Cecilia Rey
1 hr

agree  Christian Nielsen-Palacios
1 day 8 hrs
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50 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
appealing, likable, attractive, pleasant, congenial


Explanation:
These are a few options.

Thayenga
Germany
Local time: 01:22
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 12
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Tnahenga


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  María Eugenia Wachtendorff: I would definitely use "pleasant" :)
12 hrs
  -> Me, too. The other terms were just alternatives. Thank you, María
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
(He/She has) a sunny personality


Explanation:
Instead of saying "nice/pleasant and friendly".

Mónica Algazi
Uruguay
Local time: 21:22
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 19
Notes to answerer
Asker: Gracias, Mónica

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
Juan's a great guy.


Explanation:
What I would say in English in this situation. It doesn't necessarily preserve the entire meaning of "simpático", but it has a similar ring to it.

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 21:22
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Seems the closest to me. Thanks again!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, James!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  franglish: Yea, as they say in the US of A.
58 mins
  -> Thanks. Happy Holidays.

agree  James A. Walsh: Sounds natural to me.
1 hr
  -> Thanks. Happy Holiday's.

agree  Robert Forstag: Either this or "a really nice guy" (in line with Jenni's suggestion).
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Robert. Happy Holidays.

agree  Claudia Luque Bedregal: and Happy Holidays!
5 hrs
  -> Gracias Claudia, Felices Fiestas!

agree  Henry Hinds
7 hrs
  -> Muy agradecido, Henry y Felices Fiestas!
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
nice


Explanation:
He's a nice person/guy (US)/fellow/ chap (UK). #
simpático -ca adjetivo. ‹persona› nice; me cae or me resulta muy ~ I really like him, I think he's really nice; es un hombre de lo más ~ he's a very nice o ...
www.wordreference.com/.../translation.asp?...simpático - En caché - Similares;
burrinho simpatico - nice donkey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
4 Nov 2010 ... <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/silwittmann/5149224341/" title="burrinho simpatico - nice donkey by silwittmann, on Flickr"><img ...
www.flickr.com/photos/silwittmann/5149224341/ - En caché; He's a nice guy and he always jokes around with me whenever we work together, so is he being friendly or interested? What is he thinking?
www.girlsaskguys.com › Behavior Questions - En caché

Jenni Lukac
Local time: 01:22
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 166
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Jenni!

Asker: Thanks again for a very good option... I wish I had more points to give. Happy New Year!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  teresa quimper
41 mins
  -> Happy Holidays and thanks Teresa.

agree  Silvia Hanine-Studnicki: Happy Holidays
1 hr
  -> Thanks Silvia. Happy Holidays to you too!

agree  Claudia Luque Bedregal: Happy Holidays Jenni :)
5 hrs
  -> Thanks and Happy Holidays, Claudia.

agree  Gilla Evans: "a really nice guy" or, very GB English "a really nice bloke"
23 hrs
  -> Cheers and thanks, Gilla. I hope that you are enjoying the holidays.

agree  Robert Feuerlein: nice...
1 day 13 hrs
  -> Thanks and Happy Holidays, Robert.
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
charming


Explanation:
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Claudia Guiraldes
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:22
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 39
Notes to answerer
Asker: Gracias, Claudia


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christian Nielsen-Palacios
20 hrs
  -> gracias Christian
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Non-PRO (2): ARS54, Gilla Evans


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Dec 27, 2010 - Changes made by Beatriz Ramírez de Haro:
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