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"A friend of mine" is a phrase which is often translated as "un amigo mío", and "friend" is a noun which is often translated as "el amigo". Learn more about the difference between "a friend of mine" and "friend" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. un amigo mío (masculine)
You can trust him. He's a friend of mine.Puedes confiar en él. Es un amigo mío.
b. una amiga mía (feminine)
Who's that girl? - She's Olivia, a friend of mine.¿Quién es esa chica? - Es Olivia, una amiga mía.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (close acquaintance)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la amiga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I am inviting all of my friends to my birthday party.Voy a invitar a todos mis amigos a mi fiesta de cumpleaños.
2. (supporter)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la amiga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The Friends of the Chesapeake Bay are having a meeting this Saturday.La Asociación de los Amigos de la Bahía de Chesapeake van a tener una reunión este sábado.
3. (religion)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Quakers belong to the Religious Society of Friends.Los cuáqueros pertenecen a la Sociedad Religiosa de los Amigos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(computing)
a. agregar como amigo a
I haven't decided yet whether to friend him or block him.Todavía no he decidido si agregarlo como amigo o bloquearlo.
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