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    vocabulary

    Could you help me understand clearly the usage of two couple of adjectives:
    - "Pretty" and " beautiful"
    - "Handsome" and "Good - looking"
    Are they the same meaning?

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    Re: vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Dinhtuong View Post
    Could you help me understand clearly the usage of two couple of adjectives:
    - "Pretty" and " beautiful"
    - "Handsome" and "Good - looking"
    Are they the same meaning?
    Beautiful is a slightly stronger word than pretty. You might ask if someone thinks that a person is "simply pretty, or beautiful?"

    To me, handsome and good-looking mean the same as each other.

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    Re: vocabulary

    "Beautiful" would be much more encompassing than "pretty", that is, consider more features in describing a woman or an entity.
    "Handsome" and "good looking", in general are the same, except "handsome" is usually used in referring to a man. Although it can be/has been used to describe a woman, I don't know any woman who would appreciate being described as "handsome". "Good looking" can be used for both men and women.

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