From what I understand, whenever you want to say 'nice' in English, this can be done with bona, but this always sounds very jarring in my head. Bona seems to give whatever I am trying to call 'nice' more positive energy than I intend with the word nice, along with the fact that nice seems different from good in English. Is there a way to make a distinction between nice and good?

The word nice means, in my mind, something that is pleasing, but is just that. I hope that kinda helps.

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plaĉa - something that is pleasing, pleasant

agrabla - good, nice, pleasant

ĉarma - charming, nice


If bona is too strong, you can tone it down with the diminutive: boneta.

  • boneta - nice
  • bona - good
  • bonega - great

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