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Okay so I've been searching Spanish nicknames and if you refer to a girl, you can call her lindura which they say means cutie or beauty (depending on which site you're on).

Would the male version of it be linduro? Since they often do that in Spanish I thought so, but while searching I can't find anything that suggests so. They don't find anything and instead I get even more sites talking about lindura... Can anyone help me out?

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  • You may use "guaperas". And since we are at it . . . In Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville there is a guy named Lindoro, but Rossini was Italian. – enxaneta Nov 11 '18 at 10:53
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"Lindura" is the abstract noun for the adjective "lindo" or "linda" and has therefore no masculine. Being an abstract noun, you can use it to refer to a man or a woman indistinctly.

In my country, we never use it. Instead, we use "preciosura" (the quality of being "precioso/preciosa") or "belleza" (the quality of being "bello/bella") or "hermosura" (the quality of being "hermoso/hermosa").

Such abstract nouns can be deemed to be used to mean that the person in question is, more than just beautiful, the embodiment of beauty.

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  • Aw thank you so much!! <3 – Greta Tesorro Nov 10 '18 at 20:57

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