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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