Friday, 28 November 2014

Encanto

Today's WOTD is: "encanto" = charm
In Spanish, “encanto” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is charm, as in:
  • Ese lugar tiene un encanto especial (that place has a special charm);

The word “encanto” may also mean charming/ lovely/ a darling/ a sweetheart, as in:
  • María es un encanto de mujer (Maria is a charming/ lovely woman);
  • Eres un encanto (you are a sweetheart);


The word “encantado”/ “encantada” is a related describing word/ adjective meaning very happy/ pleased, as in:
  • Encantado de conocerte (pleased to meet you -male speaking);
  • Encantada de conocerte (pleased to meet you -female speaking);


The word is “encantador”/ “encantadora”, is a describing word/ adjective meaning charming/ lovely, as in:
  • Pedro es una persona encantadora (Pedro is lovely person)

Also related is the adverb “encantar*, the main meaning of which is to love, to please, to charm as in:
  • Me encanta ir a la playa (I love going to the beach)
*NB You may use the verb “encantar” in a similar manner to “gustar” (see practical examples of the use of the verb "gustar”).


Some Spanish expressions with the word “encanto” are:
  • Ser un encanto (to be a darling/ gem);
    • Eres un encanto (you are a darling/ gem);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "encanto" in the YouTube clip: MIX MICHILALA - EL ENCANTO DE CORAZÓN (VIDEO OFICIAL - DANITZA)

For more on the word "encanto", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Encanto

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “encanto” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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