greenman Nice and...

Nice and + adjective/adverb can be used to indicate affection or emphasize that we find the quality pleasing or adequate.1 In Spanish the diminutive is often used to express this.

E.g.

It's nice and warm here- se está calentito aquí

He gave me a nice and short explanation- me dio una explicación cortita

 

In The Press

“No campaigns to remove us just yet but the morning is nice and young.”  The Sun-Feb 20, 2017

The light had a really nice colour from the setting sun as this graceful pod of Orca swam by nice and closeThe Express Tribune-Feb 22, 2017

 

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