In Italian, a positive way to describe a person or an action is to use an adjective Lovely.
Lovely abbreviation of yes Carlo,this means Honey. It can be used in its male form, Lovelyfemale form, Carinaor their respective plural forms, Lovely and Karin.
When referring to actions or gestures, the most common translation is OK, type or charming.
It's a good move on his part.
It was a kind gesture on his part.
Luisa has always been kind to me.
Louisa has always been kind to me.
When describing a person's appearance in Italian, the translation may vary.It is usually rendered as Lovelyespecially when referring to children or young people, and beautiful When it comes to girls.
But that baby is so cute. What's his name?
That little boy is so cute. What's his name?
I think Mauro's girlfriend is cute.
I think Mauro's girlfriend is beautiful.
It can also be used to describe animals, places, and objects. For example, a cute cat meaning is a cute catalthough a nice house will a beautiful house. When used on objects, it can convey the following meanings: interesting or Delightful,like a lovely movie for an enjoyable movie.
An exclamation you often hear in Italian is How cute! This is equivalent to an English expression such as Oh, so sweet! or Wow, so cute! Additionally, you may hear simpler forms such as Lovelyfollowed by the problematic noun, e.g. This song is so cute! This translates to This song is great! (or literally “This song is great!“)
Here are some common synonyms Lovely:
- Gentile = type
- beautiful = Beautiful and exquisite
- Delightful = Delightful
- pleasure = pleasure
Heather Broster is a graduate with honors in linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. She is an aspiring polyglot, fluent in English and Italian, as well as varying degrees of fluency in Japanese, Welsh and French. Originally from Toronto, Heather has lived in several countries, notably Italy for six years. Her main research areas are language acquisition, education and bilingual teaching.