Move over, French; you’re not the only beautiful language in town. The Spanish language has countless pretty words and phrases to explore and play with. In fact, scientists have even deemed it the happiest language.
There are so many cool Spanish words to choose from, that it’s hard to narrow it down to just 50 of the most pretty-sounding ones! Spanish is a beautiful language, and as you listen to native speakers, you’ll notice how elegant it can sound. Even ordinary words like “shoes” and “money” sound sweet in Spanish.
The more you familiarize yourself with this language, the more you’ll realize just how lovely it is. Pretty Spanish words like “precioso” (meaning beautiful in Spanish) and “rosado” (pink in Spanish) will simply make you swoon. Add words like “palabra” and “corazon” into your vocabulary, and you, too, will agree that it’s a happy-sounding language.
Not only is Spanish a cool language, but it also has a logical structure. Pair that with the many Spanish-English cognates, and you can see why it’s one of the most popular languages to learn. Not only is the language fairly easy to begin learning, but you’ll start having fun with it as soon as you begin picking up words.
As you learn Spanish, you’ll come across many unique Spanish words- whether for the melodic way they roll off your tongue, or their meaning. And some are just darn right fun to say.
Because there are so many pretty words in the language, we’ve gathered a list of beautiful Spanish words with their meanings. Although there are countless lovely-sounding words in this language, our list includes 50 of some of the most beautiful Spanish words to inspire you and your Spanish-language journey.
Explore our infographic and list below and begin building these beautiful words in Spanish into your vocabulary and conversations.
50 Beautiful Spanish Words
1. bonita: pretty (adjective)
2. precioso: precious/beautiful (adjective)
3. señorita: young lady (noun)
4. guapo: handsome (adjective)
5. rosado: pink (adjective)
6. amor: love (noun)
7. encantar: to enchant (verb)
8. desear: to wish (verb)
9. sonreîr: to smile (verb)
10. bailar: to dance (verb)
11. cantar: to sing (verb)
12. beso: kiss (noun)
13. vivir: to live (verb)
14. abrazo: hug (noun)
15. novia/novia: boyfriend/girlfriend ( noun)
16. contigo: with you (pronoun)
17. palabra: word (noun)
18. chocolate: chocolate (noun)
19. café: brown (adjective)/ coffee (noun)
20. naranja: orange (noun)
21. dulce: sweet (adjective)
22. ángel: angel (noun)
23. fuego: fire (noun)
24. cielo: sky (noun)
25. zapatos: shoes (noun)
26. corazon: heart (noun)
27. estrella: star (noun)
28. noche: night (noun)
29. caliente: hot (adjective)
30. rica: rich/delicious (adjective)
31. dinero: money (noun)
32. serenidad: serenity (noun)
33. mariposa: butterfly (noun)
34. fuerte: strong (adjective)
35. siempre: always (adverb)
36. seda: silk (noun)
37. favorito: favorite (adjective)
38. mañana: tomorrow (adverb)
39. bienvenido: welcome (adjective)
40. sol: sun (noun)
41. montaña: mountain (noun)
42. azúcar: sugar (noun)
43. mirar: to look (verb)
44. fruta: fruit (noun)
45. medianoche: midnight (noun)
46. luz: light (noun)
47. diamante: diamond (noun)
48. flor: flower (noun)
49. mar: sea (noun)
50. helado: ice cream (noun)
SEE ALSO: An Introduction to Spanish Culture
How to Use These Cool Spanish Words
Are you ready to start incorporating these pretty Spanish words into your conversations? Here are some additional tips to keep in mind as you study these fun vocabulary words.
- Categorize the words. Try grouping words together based on their similarities. For instance, each of these pretty Spanish words is related to showing affection – besos (kisses), abrazo (hug), and amor (love). Practice your compliments by using – “bonita” (meaning pretty in Spanish). Create multiple lists with different categories to study.
- Try forming sentences. When you create your own sentences, it’s easier to remember the definitions of the words because of the relevant context. Try writing a few sentences down with some of the words we listed above.
- In addition to writing out sentences with these words, begin using them in your daily Spanish conversations, too. Ask a question around one of the words or try to include one of the terms in your answer. If no one is around to practice with, practice mock conservations out loud with yourself.
- Post them around your house. Labeling items around the house is a great way to learn new words. You can label the chairs, refrigerator, doors, etc. with their corresponding Spanish word.
- Play vocabulary games. There are plenty of Spanish websites with free games to check out. You can also purchase apps, or make DIY games such as Bingo and charades.
- Challenge yourself with memory games and flashcards. Write the Spanish word on one side of a card and its definition on the other side. Keep the cards on hand and practice them when you have some downtime like when you’re waiting in line or riding the metro. After no time at all, you’ll know them all by heart.
- Work one-on-one with a Spanish tutor. When you sign up for Spanish lessons, your private instructor will provide you with the guidance you need to master these beautiful Spanish words with a newfound confidence. You can even take online Spanish lessons, which let you learn anywhere, any time, as long as you have internet access.
Good luck studying these beautiful Spanish words, and have fun along the way!
Readers, what other cool Spanish words would you add to this list? Leave a comment and let us know.