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pretty

['prɪtɪ]

  1. ADJ

    (compar prettier)

    (superl prettiest)

    1. (=attractive) [dress, object, baby] bonito, mono *, lindo (LAm); [girl] bonito, guapo, lindo (LAm); [name, smile] bonito, lindo (LAm)

      pass 1., 5)

    2. * (=large) [sum] bonito *, importante

    3. iro bueno

  2. ADV bastante

    sit 1., 1)

  3. N (as excl)

Examples from texts

We were always arguing and our favorite topics, or pretty much our only topics, were politics and literature.
Siempre estábamos discutiendo y nuestros temas preferidos o tal vez los únicos eran la política y la literatura.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
"I'm pretty sure," he added.
Estoy bastante seguro -añadió-.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Compared to the others, he's pretty decent, has an open mind.
Es un tipo civilizado y bastante abierto en comparación con otros.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
'Well, Matty, I'd get cracking and think of filing something spectacular pretty soon.
– Mira, Matty, yo en tu lugar me sacaría de la manga un buen titular para ya mismo.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
“No, I’ve done a pretty good job avoiding it.”
– No, he hecho todo lo posible por evitarlo.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
From the back of the room Ernesto said that the kid was pretty far gone.
Y desde el fondo de la habitación Ernesto dijo que el chavo aquel estaba más para allá que para acá.
Bolano, Roberto / AmuletBolano, Roberto / Amuleto
Amuleto
Bolano, Roberto
© EDITORIAL ANAGRAMA, S.A., 1999
© Roberto Bolaño, 1999
Amulet
Bolano, Roberto
© 1999 by the Heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2006 by Chris Andrews
"It's pretty new, so we still have a lot to learn."
"Esto es bastante nuevo, de modo que aún tenemos mucho que aprender".
You'll see a pretty matrix of crescents on the ground.
Verá una bella matriz de medias lunas sobre el suelo.
In fact, until antibiotics, the WagnerJauregg process was pretty much a standard treatment: every major VD hospital had its little incubating room where it grew a flock of anopheles.
En realidad, hasta que se inventaron los antibióticos el proceso Wagner-Jauregg era un tratamiento bastante normal: todos los hospitales importantes de enfermedades venéreas tenían su pequeña sala de incubación donde crecía un enjambre de anofeles.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
Which seems to suggest that what's sacred to me is beauty, a pretty girl with perfect features.
De lo que se deduce que para mí lo sagrado es la belleza, una mujer guapa y joven y de rasgos perfectos.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
"Ten years ago I was pretty sure they didn't exist, but now the evidence is incontrovertible."
"Hace diez años estaba muy seguro de que no existían, pero ahora la evidencia es incontrovertible".
'I'm pretty sure he's there,' said Maggie. 'In Oregon.
– Estoy segura de que está ahí -dijo Maggie-.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
If we were on the outside, doing this investigation, and a detective came to us and said we need to look at the least likely suspect, not the most likely, I would, of course, pretty much have that guy fired from the case.
Si efectuara esta investigación fuera de aquí y un detective se fijara en el sospechoso menos probable, no en el más probable, relevaría a ese hombre del caso, claro.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
"The medications control the delusion, pretty much.
– Los medicamentos controlan bastante los delirios.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
The room was pretty empty and very unremarkable.
La habitación estaba casi vacía y era muy poco notoria.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006

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pretty1/6
'prɪtɪbonito; mono; lindo; bonito; guapo; lindo; bonito; lindoExamples

what a pretty hat! — ¡qué sombrero más bonito!, ¡qué sombrero más mono!, ¡qué monada de sombrero!
I'm not just a pretty face you know — para que te enteres, no soy tonta
it'll cost you a pretty penny — te va a costar un ojo de la cara or un dineral
it was not a pretty sight — no era nada agradable de ver

User translations

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  1. 1.

    bonita

    translation added by Ulisses Martinez
    2

Word forms

pretty

verb
Basic forms
Pastprettied
Imperativepretty
Present Participle (Participle I)prettying
Past Participle (Participle II)prettied
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I prettywe pretty
you prettyyou pretty
he/she/it prettiesthey pretty
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am prettyingwe are prettying
you are prettyingyou are prettying
he/she/it is prettyingthey are prettying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have prettiedwe have prettied
you have prettiedyou have prettied
he/she/it has prettiedthey have prettied
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been prettyingwe have been prettying
you have been prettyingyou have been prettying
he/she/it has been prettyingthey have been prettying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I prettiedwe prettied
you prettiedyou prettied
he/she/it prettiedthey prettied
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was prettyingwe were prettying
you were prettyingyou were prettying
he/she/it was prettyingthey were prettying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had prettiedwe had prettied
you had prettiedyou had prettied
he/she/it had prettiedthey had prettied
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been prettyingwe had been prettying
you had been prettyingyou had been prettying
he/she/it had been prettyingthey had been prettying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will prettywe shall/will pretty
you will prettyyou will pretty
he/she/it will prettythey will pretty
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be prettyingwe shall/will be prettying
you will be prettyingyou will be prettying
he/she/it will be prettyingthey will be prettying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have prettiedwe shall/will have prettied
you will have prettiedyou will have prettied
he/she/it will have prettiedthey will have prettied
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been prettyingwe shall/will have been prettying
you will have been prettyingyou will have been prettying
he/she/it will have been prettyingthey will have been prettying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would prettywe should/would pretty
you would prettyyou would pretty
he/she/it would prettythey would pretty
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be prettyingwe should/would be prettying
you would be prettyingyou would be prettying
he/she/it would be prettyingthey would be prettying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have prettiedwe should/would have prettied
you would have prettiedyou would have prettied
he/she/it would have prettiedthey would have prettied
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been prettyingwe should/would have been prettying
you would have been prettyingyou would have been prettying
he/she/it would have been prettyingthey would have been prettying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am prettiedwe are prettied
you are prettiedyou are prettied
he/she/it is prettiedthey are prettied
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being prettiedwe are being prettied
you are being prettiedyou are being prettied
he/she/it is being prettiedthey are being prettied
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been prettiedwe have been prettied
you have been prettiedyou have been prettied
he/she/it has been prettiedthey have been prettied
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was prettiedwe were prettied
you were prettiedyou were prettied
he/she/it was prettiedthey were prettied
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being prettiedwe were being prettied
you were being prettiedyou were being prettied
he/she/it was being prettiedthey were being prettied
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been prettiedwe had been prettied
you had been prettiedyou had been prettied
he/she/it had been prettiedthey had been prettied
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be prettiedwe shall/will be prettied
you will be prettiedyou will be prettied
he/she/it will be prettiedthey will be prettied
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been prettiedwe shall/will have been prettied
you will have been prettiedyou will have been prettied
he/she/it will have been prettiedthey will have been prettied

pretty

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseprettypretties
Possessive casepretty'spretties'

pretty

adjective
Positive degreepretty
Comparative degreeprettier
Superlative degreeprettiest