Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday October 24, 2009

gracioso, adjective:
funny, amusing

Gracioso derives from gracia (another Word of the Day) and can refer to people and things that are funny or amusing.

la estrella femenina más graciosa de este país
the funniest female star in this country

Le debió parecer un chiste muy gracioso.
He must have thought it was a very funny joke.

It’s often used in the phrase lo más gracioso es que..., the funny thing is that...

Lo más gracioso es que el nuevo sistema, que tanto dinero ha costado, no funciona.
The funny thing is that the new system, which cost so much money, doesn’t work.


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