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"Beau" is a noun which is often translated as "el novio", and "sweetheart" is a noun which is often translated as "el cariño". Learn more about the difference between "beau" and "sweetheart" below.
beau(
bo
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (boyfriend)
a. el novio
(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).
Clara is very excited about her new beau.Clara está muy entusiasmada con su nuevo novio.
Did you hear? Our great aunt has a new beau.¿Ya supiste? La tía abuela tiene un nuevo novio.
b. el pretendiente
(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).
Kelly and her beau took a romantic trip to Paris.Kelly y su pretendiente hicieron un viaje romántico a París.
2. (dandy)
a. el galán
(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).
Marlon is just a clerk in an office, but he strives to always dress like a beau.Marlon es sólo un empleado de oficina, pero se esfuerza por vestirse siempre como un galán.
Beau
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (name)
a. Beau
Beau started acting when he was only seven years old.Beau comenzó a actuar cuando tenía apenas siete años.
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sweetheart(
swit
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hart
)
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. 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).
Sweetheart, can you pick up some milk on the way home?Cariño, ¿puedes comprar leche de camino a casa?
You have always been there for me. Thank you, sweetheart.Tú siempre has estado allí para mí. Gracias, cariño.
2. (romantic partner)
a. el novio
(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).
, la novia
(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).
They were sweethearts in high school.Fueron novios en la escuela secundaria.
b. 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).
She sent a letter to her sweetheart, a French soldier. Le mandó una carta a su amor, un soldado francés.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nice person)
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).
Your grandma is a real sweetheart.Tu abuela es un cielo.
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