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"Babe" is a noun which is often translated as "cariño", and "I love you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te quiero". Learn more about the difference between "babe" and "I love you" below.
babe(
beyb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (term of endearment)
a. cariño
Babe, can you hold my hand?Cariño, ¿puedes tomar mi mano?
I don't know you, so don't call me "babe."No te conozco, así que no me digas "cariño."
2. (attractive female)
a. la mujer
(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).
What a babe!¡Qué mujer!
b. el bollo
(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).
(colloquial)
Ms. Gonzalez is a total babe.Sra. Gonzalez es un bollo total.
c. el jamón
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hey, don't call my mom a babe!¡Oye! No le llames jamón a mi mamá.
3. (infant)
a. el bebé
(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).
The babe was not even born when they decided to name him Paul.Ni siquiera había nacido el bebé cuando decidieron llamarlo Paul.
b. el rorro
(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).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The babe is crying.El rorro está llorando.
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I love you(
ay
 
luhv
 
yu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. te quiero
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I love you no matter what.Te quiero pase lo que pase.
b. te amo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Saying "I love you" is a big step in a relationship.Decir "te amo" es un momento importante en una relación.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. los quiero (plural)
You're my parents and I love you but I have to live my own life.Son mis padres y los quiero pero tengo que vivir mi vida.
b. los amo (plural)
I love you with all my heart, my darlings!¡Los amo de todo corazón, queridos!
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