How do you praise girl who is very beautiful?


I am wondering how you praise girl who is very beautiful. Here I write down I know.

1.You are very beautiful.
2.You are a good-looking girl.

Could you give me others?

Thanks a lot in advance.


Maggie :o

I think there are hundreds of thousands, Maggie, which are not yet enough to describe the beauty of girls or women for men, :slight_smile: you know, such as: charming, etc. in the direct way of admiring. There are also, however, many indirect ways for such purpose, which I think are much easier to say and more effective under a practical situation.

BTW, you wouldn’t use them, would you? :slight_smile:


here is a few I know of :
you’re cute, cuddly, pretty
You have looks

Here are a few more adjectives that can describe beautiful women:

  • gorgeous
  • stunning
  • ravishing
  • dazzling
  • bewitching
  • fetching
  • etc. etc.

How about: She’s a stunner!


Maybe the most popular ways (that I’ve noticed here in the US, anyway) to tell a woman that she’s attractive are these:

You are:

  • Beautiful
  • Pretty
  • Cute
  • Hot
  • Fine

Hi prezbucky,

Really? Sounds a bit lame to me…

All the best


That’s most likely because of your focus on British English, EU.
For example, Americans don’t usually refer to beautiful women as ‘fetching’ (though I also wouldn’t rule it out completely). While I know that ‘fetching’ can mean ‘beautiful’, the word ‘fetch’ also has a very strong association with dogs in American English. (It’s what you tell you dog to do when you throw something.) And if you say a woman is a real dog, then you’re saying she’s incredibly ugly. :lol:


I hope I am not getting all too sidetracked here but what about calling someone ‘slender’?

All the best


Someone who is ‘slender’ wouldn’t necessarily also be thought of as beautiful or pretty.
Is that what you’re asking, EU?

Hi Amy,

You asked:

No, that isn’t what I would like to know. Rather, I would be interested in whether it is considered polite to refer to someone as ‘slender’ in the US. This is why I said:

All the best


Well, that would depend on the context, in my opinion. In and of itself, there’s nothing impolite about saying that someone is slender.

However, if you said “You are slender” directly to a woman and that were all you said, she might interpret that as a euphemism for something else: “You’re nothing but skin and bones” or “You’re not fat, but you’re not attractive either”, for example.

If you described a woman as ‘slender’ to a third person, and that were the full extent of your description, I think the other person would also assume that they needed to read between the lines.

Just my two cents.


Yeah, “fine” is acceptable here… if a bit silly.

Other things to call an attractive female:

  • stacked (rap influence)
  • luscious
  • scrumptious
  • deeee-licious (the “e” here is exaggerated)
  • mighty fine
  • bootylicious
  • Fergilicious (lol)


Those are very slangy.

Amy, thanks for sticking up for “fine”.

Oh, and Amy, thanks.

Getting back to the “fetching/dog” analogy:

I remember watching high school volleyball games as a freshman/sophomore in high school. Whenever we (Lakeland Thunderbirds, or T-Birds) played the Northland Pines Eagles (the school in Eagle River – see Hot Shots Part Deux… Minocqua is also mentioned), we’d chant “Eagles look like beagles. Arf arf arf.”

kids can be mean. In our defense, we didn’t really mean it – their mascot, and the rivalry, sort of came together to form the jeer/cheer. But I think they (NPHS players) understood the joking cheer.

And extremely male. 8)

Twue, twue.

Hi, prezbucky

Do you think a woman will get you when you say that to her? (I failed to find those words in my dicktionary :slight_smile: (although I can guess the meaning of the first one))

BTW, what about you’re infackincredible? Will it work as a compliment?

Hi lost_soul,

You asked:

I highly doubt that HM Queen Elizabeth II would say that.

All the best



Not everything said or uttered in this sceptered isle has to receive royal approval. Thank goodness!


Many will understand the meaning (in the US, anyway), but they won’t necessarily understand it as a compliment. If you walked up to a woman you didn’t know or didn’t know well and said that, you would run the risk that the woman might call the police. (i.e. she might understand it as a threat.) If you said that to a woman you know well, she might not understand it as a compliment at all, but rather simply a case of overheated male hormones. 8)

It might, but only in an informal context in the US and even then it may not be accepted. The use of the “F-word” seems to be more “accepted” in some areas of the US than in others. For example, I lived and worked in the immediate New York City area for a few years. One of the things I remember noticing was that people there tended to use the F-word much more frequently than what I had ever heard where I grew up (the Philadelphia area). And they used it much more frequently than in any of the other areas I have lived in (southern New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, “Upstate” New York). In fact, my impression of the NYC area was that in everyday speech the F-word is used practically every third word. That is an exaggeration, of course, but it was nevertheless the impression I got. It was something I really didn’t like having to hear.

By the way, did you intentionally spell your word incorrectly (with ‘a’ instead of ‘u’)?