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Asked • 06/25/19

Bonita, linda, hermosa, bella, and guapa: what's the difference?

I've seen all of these used to mean 'pretty', although 'hermosa' seems to mean beautiful and 'guapa' seems to mean handsome. Are there any subtle differences them? For instance, in English being beautiful is a much higher compliment than being pretty. Do these words have different levels of praise to them as well? Can *guapa* be used for females as well as males? How can I learn which one to choose for a given situation?

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