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In today’s lesson, we’ll cover some high-frequency adjectives to help express yourself in various situations.
In Spanish, “It’s delicious” is Está delicioso.
Está delicioso.
Let’s break it down by syllable: Es-tá de-li-cio-so.
Now, let’s hear it once again, Está delicioso.
The first word, está, means “it is.”
Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time: es-tá.
And está.
This is followed by delicioso, which in Spanish is “delicious.”
Let’s break it down by syllable: de-li-cio-so.
And, delicioso.
Now, let’s go over some other adjectives that you can use with the pattern just introduced.
Let’s try “hot,” hot as in spicy.
In Spanish, “It’s hot” is Está picante.
Está picante.
The word for “hot/spicy” is picante.
And picante.
Let’s try hot, when you’re talking about something that is hot.
In Spanish, “It’s hot” is Está caliente.
Está caliente.
The word for “hot” (hot for temperature) is caliente.
And caliente.
And now, the opposite, cold, again, for something cold.
In Spanish, “It’s cold” is Está frió.
Está frió.
The word for “cold” is frió.
And again, frió.
In Spanish, “It’s nearby” is Está cerca.
Está cerca.
The word for near is cerca.
And once again, cerca.
In Spanish, “It’s far” is Está lejos.
Está lejos.
The word for far is lejos.
And once again, lejos.
Let’s go now on “cute.”
In Spanish, “So cute” is Que mono, when referring to a boy or a male pet.
You won’t probably use this phrase on a man.
Que mono.
If talking about a girl or a female pet, again, you won’t probably use it on a woman, you should say - Que mona.
Que mona.
Be careful because mono and mona, when used as a noun mean “monkey,” but used as adjectives mean “cute.”
Never say Es un mono ‘cause that would have been “He is a monkey.”
Instead, you should say, if talking about a boy Están mono.
Están mono.
Or if talking about a girl, Están mona
These phrases mean “He (or she) is so cute.”
Let’s go now for “beautiful.”
In Spanish, “He is beautiful” is Es guapo.
Es guapo.
The masculine version for “beautiful” is guapo.
And once again, guapo.
“She’s beautiful” is Es guapa.
Es guapa.
The feminine version for “beautiful” is guapa.
And once again, guapa.
Now, let’s take a look at the negative, which in Spanish is really straightforward.
In Spanish, “It’s not hot” is - No está picante.
No está picante.
Let’s break it down by syllable: No es-tá pi-can-te.
The negation is form by inserting no at the beginning of the phrase.
When talking about the weather, we can’t use the phrases covered for hot and cold.
Instead, for “It’s cold,” we would say Hace frío.
Hace frío.
Which literally means “It does cold.”
One more time, Hace frío.
Similarly for “It’s hot,” we would say Hace calor.
Hace calor.
Which literally means “It does heat.”
One more time, Hace calor.


Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for saying it aloud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so buena suerte, that means “good luck” in Spanish.
Okay, here we go!
“It's delicious.” - Está delicioso.
Está delicioso.
Está delicioso.
“It's hot.” (as for spicy) - Está picante.
Está picante.
Está picante.
“It's hot.” (as for temperature) - Está caliente.
Está caliente.
Está caliente.
“It's cold.” - Está frió.
Está frió.
Está frió.
“It's near.” - Está cerca.
Está cerca.
Está cerca.
“It's far.” - Está lejos.
Está lejos.
Está lejos.
“So cute.” (for a boy) - Que mono.
Que mono.
Que mono.
“So cute.” (for a girl) - Que mona.
Que mona.
Que mona.
“She is beautiful.” - Es guapa.
Es guapa.
Es guapa.