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"Babe" is a noun which is often translated as "cariño", and "sweetie" is a noun which is often translated as "el encanto". Learn more about the difference between "babe" and "sweetie" 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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sweetie(
swi
-
di
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sweetie pie)
a. el encanto
(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).
Ariadna always helps. - Yeah, she's a real sweetie.Ariadna siempre ayuda. - Sí, es un verdadero encanto.
b. el cielo
(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).
What a sweetie! She didn't have to drive us to the airport.¡Qué cielo! No tenía porqué llevarnos al aeropuerto.
c. el amor
(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).
Rose was a such a sweetie when my mom died.¡Qué amor esa Rose cuando murió mi madre!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(term of endearment)
a. el cielo
(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).
How are you this morning, sweetie?¿Cómo amaneciste, cielo?
b. el cariño
(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).
Come on, sweetie! You can do it!¡Vamos, cariño! ¡Sí que puedes!
c. el amor
(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).
How's it going, sweetie?¿Cómo te va, amor?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. la golosina
(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).
Can I have a sweetie, please?¿Me das una golosina, por favor?
b. el caramelo
(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).
I bought some sweeties from the corner shop.Compré algunos caramelos de la tienda de la esquina.
c. el dulce
(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).
You can't eat sweeties before breakfast!¡No se pueden comer dulces antes de desayunar!
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