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    Default Difference between "fine" and "nice"

    What's the difference between fine and nice?
    1. He is a fine man. (= very good)
    He is a nice man.

    2. It's a fine knife.
    It's a nice knife.

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    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up.)

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    Default Re: Difference between "fine" and "nice"

    Sorry for boosting the thread, but I just noticed it wasn't answered.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up.)

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    Default Re: Difference between "fine" and "nice"

    1. He is a fine man. = very good
    He is a nice man. = pleasant/amiable

    2. It's a fine knife. = serviceable/sharp
    It's a nice knife. = lovely to look at

    Others will have different opinions, though judging by the lack of response, nobody else cares.

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    Default Re: Difference between "fine" and "nice"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    1. He is a fine man. = very good
    He is a nice man. = pleasant/amiable

    2. It's a fine knife. = serviceable/sharp
    It's a nice knife. = lovely to look at

    Others will have different opinions, though judging by the lack of response, nobody else cares.

    Rover
    Thank you, Rover, it matters if some one cares.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up.)

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    Default Re: Difference between "fine" and "nice"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Thank you, Rover, it matters if some one cares.)
    Mind you, you didn't notice for three months.

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