Spanish word of the week: simpático

simpático ADJECTIVE nice; friendly

Today we will be looking at the ‘false friend’ simpático. Be careful not to use sympathetic as a translation. It means nice or friendly.

To say sympathetic in Spanish use the adjective comprensivo.

Compare these examples:

Estuvo muy simpática con todos. She was very nice to everybody.
La gente de la zona es muy simpática. The locals are very friendly.
Es una persona comprensiva que sabe escuchar. She is a sympathetic listener.

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