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The meaning of "Aficionado" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does aficionado mean?
A: Also they are enthusiastic about their subject

Synonyms of "Aficionado" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between aficionado and fan and enthusiast and zealot ?
A: well zealot is different from the other three words in the sense that it relates to religion or politics most of the time and is used towards extremist in those groups. the other three relate more to any interest or hobby. an aficionado will be very knowledgeable in their topic while a fan or enthusiast has a more general understanding of their interest.

between fan and enthusiast though, fan is more natural in the flow of a conversation. "I'm a fan of xyz" vs "I'm an enthusiast of xyz"
Q: What is the difference between aficionado and geek ?
A: Aficionado is a compliment whereas geek is usually a bit of an insult. An aficionado is an expert in some field whereas a geek is someone who knows a lot about (usually) computers, computer games etc. but is not very relaxed socially. However, times are changing and geek is not always used insultingly nowadays.
Q: What is the difference between aficionado and fanatic ?
A: A fanatic really may really likes something for instance--drinking coffee; while an aficionado not only likes it but knows quite a bit about coffee.

My friend Maki loves coffee. She must have a cup before work, after lunch, during her break and after dinner. Maki knows what kind of coffee drinks she likes and doesn't like. My friend Robyne doesn't drink a lot of coffee but she really enjoys a good cup of coffee. Robyne has researched how the brands of coffee (Starbucks, Blue Mountain, etc) roast their coffee beans, and where the bean come frome. Robyne has also tried brewing coffee using several different methods to determine which method she likes best.

I would call Maki a fanatic because of the quality and regularity in which consumes coffee. I would call Robyne and aficionado because she more concerned about the quality of the coffee she's drinking than the quantity.

Translations of "Aficionado"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? aficionado
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? aficionado 😊
A: amateur, non-professional are the main meanings although id you want to use it to refer to someone playing badly you can use "noob"
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? aficionado
A: Also as a noun - fan (e.g. a follower of a football club)

Other questions about "Aficionado"

Q: I've heard "aficionado" in English being used just like in Spanish. Is this word common in English? Is it common knowledge?
A: I was thinking that too, it should be different from amateur I've actually heard it in a professional environment lol but I guess there're contexts where they may give a similar idea

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