Translation of "fancy" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈfæn·si/ us /ˈfæn·si/

expensive and fashionable

a fancy restaurant

complicated or having a lot of decoration

That dress is too fancy for a little girl.
verb uk /ˈfæn·si/ us /ˈfæn·si/ present participle fancying, past tense and past participle fancied UK informal

B1 to want to have or do something

tener ganas de
Do you fancy a drink?

to feel sexually attracted to someone

sentirse atraído por
I fancied him the first time I saw him.
noun uk /ˈfæn·si/ us /ˈfæn·si/
take a fancy to someone/something

to start to like someone or something a lot

cogerle cariño a alguien, cogerle el gusto a algo
Marina had taken a fancy to her.

(Translation of “fancy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈfӕnsi/ (plural fancies)

a sudden (often unexpected) liking or desire

capricho, antojo
The child had many peculiar fancies.

the power of the mind to imagine things

fantasía, imaginación
She had a tendency to indulge in flights of fancy.

something imagined.

fanciful adjective

inclined to have fancies, especially strange, unreal ideas

caprichoso, soñador
She’s a very fanciful girl.

imaginary or unreal

That idea is rather fanciful.
fancifully adverb

fancy dress noun

clothes representing a particular character, nationality, historical period etc

He went to the party in fancy dress
(also adjective) a fancy-dress party.
take a fancy to

to become fond of, often suddenly or unexpectedly

tomar cariño
They bought that house because they took a fancy to it.
take one’s fancy

to be liked or wanted by (someone)

atraer a alguien, cautivar a alguien
When I go shopping I just buy anything that takes my fancy.

(Translation of “fancy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)