How to Say Beautiful Woman in Spanish

Three Methods:Saying “Beautiful Woman” in SpanishUsing Slang Words to Call a Woman Beautiful or PrettySaying Woman or Girl in Spanish

There are many ways to tell a woman she is beautiful in Spanish. However, some phrases are considered slang, and some refer to women as being “girls” or “cute,” which could offend some grown women. Thus, it’s important to know the difference!

Method 1
Saying “Beautiful Woman” in Spanish

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    Say “hermosa mujer.” This means “beautiful woman” in Spanish. To say “beautiful girl,” you would say "niña hermosa."
    • The phrase is pronounced “air-moh-sah moo-hair.” In Spanish, the “h” is not pronounced like an English hard “h.” The ending “er” does not have a hard “r” sound like it would in English. Niña is pronounced "neen-yah."[1]
    • Another way to say this phrase, especially in Spain, is “eres hermosa,” which means “you’re very beautiful." You can also say “eres preciosa” for "you’re beautiful" or "eres atractivia," for "you’re good looking." Eres is pronounced "ay-race" with a long "a" sound.[2][3]
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    Say “estas bella.” This also means “you’re beautiful” in Spanish. Another way to say this is “estas hermosa.” If you want to really emphasize it, say “you are so beautiful” by saying “eres muy hermosa.”[4]
    • It’s pronounced “es-tas bay-ah.” The “ll” in Spanish does not have a hard “L” sound like it would in English. That’s the key to not mispronouncing the word “bella,” which, literally, means “beautiful.”[5]
    • To say “hello beautiful lady,” you would say, “hola señora Hermosa.” This phrase is pronounced “oh-lah seen-your-ah air-moh-sa” and would be used toward an older woman.[6]
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    Study pronunciation of Spanish consonants and vowels. They can be very different from English. For example, the "h" is silent in Spanish.[7]
    • The Internet allows you to listen to audio pronunciation of Spanish. This can be the best way to practice the sounds of Spanish so that people will know what you are talking about.[8]
    • Trill your “Rs.” Say the English word “butter.” That will give you a good start about how your mouth should be positioned to roll or trill an R.[9] Put the tip of your tongue behind the top row of your teeth against the ridge of your mouth.This is called the “alveolar.”Then, vibrate your tongue against that ridge.

Method 2
Using Slang Words to Call a Woman Beautiful or Pretty

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    Tell a woman she is pretty. Or tell a man that he is handsome/cute. Who knows, maybe you want to spread around the compliments! For a good looking male, you would use the phrase “guapo.” For a woman, "eres guapa" means “you’re pretty.” If you want to say someone is stunning, say, “eres deslumbrante.”
    • This is considered slang, and it’s more akin to calling someone “hot” in English, though. It’s pronounced “hwah-poh” or "hwah-pah."[10]
    • Remeber, the word changes based on gender. So, if you want to say a woman is “hot,” you would use the word “guapa.” The same is true for most Spanish adjectives. The “o” ending is used with men; the “a” ending is used with women. You will find this usage in Spain also.
    • You might use this word in a phrase, such as “Hola guapa.” Or “Hola guapo,” which means, “hello, pretty” and “hello, handsome.”[11]
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    Use other words for pretty or lovely. Another word is bonito. You would change it to bonita when referring to a woman. It can also be used as an adjective to mean lovely or nice.[12]
    • If you say “chica bonita,” it means “beautiful girl” and is pronounced “cheek-ah boh-neat-ah.” This would be a more informal way to say the phrase.
    • You may hear Spanish-speakers mix this word with English, as in the phrase “Hey, bonita! How’s it’s going?” That means, “Hey, pretty woman! How’s it going?” Tienes una sonrisa muy bonita means “You have a beautiful smile.”[13]
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    Use the word “lindo.” Another way to tell a woman or girl that she is pretty or cute, instead of beautiful is to use the word “lindo.”
    • This word is pronounced “leen-doh.” Emphasize the first syllable most and truncate or shorten the second syllable, saying it more abruptly. “Muchacha linda” means beautiful girl in Spanish.
    • Lindo is also used as an adjective to refer to nouns that are not people. For example, "Me compró una flores lindas" means, “He brought me some lovely flowers.” And "¡Qué vestido más lindo!" means “what a pretty dress.” [14]

Method 3
Saying Woman or Girl in Spanish

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    Say woman or girl in Spanish. There are many different ways to say “girl” in particular, and a few different ways to say woman. Knowing the difference can help you figure out how to pay the compliment and make sure you don't cause offense.
    • To call a woman a lady, especially an old lady, use la senora.[15] The word for woman is “mujer.” The plural word of women is mujeres. It’s pronounced “moo-hair-is.”[16]
    • The slang word for a woman is “chica.” There are other words with negative connotation, but it is best not to use them. [17]
    • There are many, many slang terms for girl in Spanish. A few of them are nina or nena, which is used for babies or young teenagers. Muchacha or chica is used for an older girl, who would be more closely called a young woman.[18]
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    Use the word for girl in many different dialects of Spanish. Spanish slang can vary depending on the country. There are many countries where people speak Spanish.
    • For example, a girl is called “change” in Bolivia and some parts of Argentina but is called “chava” in Mexico and some central American countries.
    • In Costa Rica, a girl is “cabra.” In Peru and Ecuador, a girl is “chibola.” And Venezuela and Nicaragua, a young girl is a “chama” or a “Chamita.”


  • Some grown women might be offended if you call the woman a "girl." Be age appropriate.
  • Make sure the compliment is wanted. Cat-calling a woman on the street, for example, can upset some women.

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