How to Say Beautiful Girl in Spanish

Three Methods:Saying “Beautiful Girl” FlirtatiouslyCalling a Young Girl BeautifulDescribing any Girl as Beautiful

Spanish is a beautiful language spoken by many people around the world. There are many situations in which you may want to refer to someone as a "beautiful girl." There are many ways to do this, and the appropriate phrase depends on the situation. You can use different words depending on if you're trying to be flirtatious with a young woman or compliment a family on their lovely infant daughter.

Method 1
Saying “Beautiful Girl” Flirtatiously

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    Choose a word for “beautiful.” If you’re trying to make your intentions clear, you may want to use a word that is slightly suggestive. There are may words to choose from, so you can pick one that feels like it gets your message across.[1]
    • "Atractiva” means, “attractive.”
    • "Preciosa” means, “beautiful.”
    • "Hermosa” means, “very beautiful.”
    • "Mona” means, “cute.”
    • "Deslumbrante” means, “stunningly beautiful.”
    • "Guapa” and “linda” are also ways of saying a woman is good looking.
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    Choose a word for “girl.” You might want to use a word that means “girl,” or you might want something more adult. You can use a translation of “woman,” or something that translates more directly to, “young woman.”
    • "Chica” means girl, but can be used casually to describe an adult woman.
    • In Mexico, you can say, “muchacha” to mean a young woman.
    • "Mina” is a colloquial way to refer to a young woman.
    • You can also use “mujer,” which means, “woman.”
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    Use your words in a flirtatious phrase. Even if your Spanish isn’t very good, you can put together a short phrase or sentence, rather than simply saying “beautiful girl.” Think about the kind of message you’re trying to get across, and look up how to say something along those lines. You can find flirtatious phrases in language books, but they may be cliche or come off as canned.[2]
    • You can say something like, “¿Cómo se siente al ser la más bella chica en esta sala?” This translates to, “What does it feel like to be the most beautiful girl in this room?”
    • To be more dramatic or poetic, you could say, “Y entonces la vi, la chica preciosa con la que había soñado toda mi vida.” This translates to, “And then I saw her, the beautiful girl I had dreamed of my whole life.”

Method 2
Calling a Young Girl Beautiful

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    Pick an appropriate word for “girl.” There are different words that you can use depending on how old the girl is and what your relationship is to her. Make sure to choose a word that is appropriate, so that you don’t sound disrespectful.[3]
    • "Niña” means “young girl.” The tilde, or squiggle over the “n” means that the “n” is pronounced like “ny.” So the word would be pronounced, “neen-ya.”
    • "Joven” is a more formal way of referring to an adolescent girl.
    • "Chica” or “muchacha” is a more casual way of referring to an adolescent girl or young woman.
    • "Hija” literally translates to “daughter,” but can be informally used to refer to any young girl who you would consider your own, such as your daughter.
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    Pick a word for “beautiful.” Choose something that is age-appropriate. Consider the context of your comment. Are you telling the parents that they have a beautiful baby daughter? Or are you complimenting a young woman on her quinciñera?[4]
    • "Bonita” is a very literal translation of, “beautiful.”
    • "Bella” and “preciosa” are nice ways to describe a beautiful young girl.
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    Put together an appropriate phrase. If you’re looking at a new infant or young child, you may only need to say, “What a beautiful little girl!” However, if you’re talking to a young girl, you may want to say more.
    • To parents, you can say, “Tu hija es hermosa.” This means, “Your daughter is very beautiful.”
    • You could say, “Lo que es una niña hermosa!” This means, “What a beautiful little girl!”[5]

Method 3
Describing any Girl as Beautiful

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    Pick a generic term for “girl.” There are many words that translate to “girl.” If you’re not sure exactly what the context is, you’ll want to pick a word that could most easily translate to a number of different situations.[6]
    • "Chica” is a word that is used very frequently to refer to little girls as well as young women. This is a good bet in many situations.
    • Remember that Spanish is spoken in many different countries. Each country has different slang words, and uses the language a little differently. Find out the local lingo for "girl."
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    Choose a word for “beautiful.” If you want to refer to someone as beautiful without implying that you’re attracted to them, you’ll want to stay away from suggestive words. This is also useful if you don’t know the age of the girl being spoken about.[7]
    • "Bella” is a common colloquial way of saying “beautiful.”
    • You can also use, “linda” or “bonita.”
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    Combine the words. In Spanish, the adjective generally comes after the noun. In English, we say, “the beautiful girl.” However, in Spanish, you would say, “la chica bella.” In this case, “la chica” is the noun (the girl). “Bella” is the adjective (beautiful).[8]
    • You can experiment with building sentences, such as “You are a beautiful girl,” or, “Eres una chica bonita.”


  • Remember that Spanish has its own rules for pronunciation. Make sure you know how to pronounce these words before trying them out on a native Spanish speaker.
  • If you’re in a foreign country or culture, err on the side of being polite and respectful. This is important whether you’re at a nightclub or a family gathering.

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