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"Boy" is a noun which is often translated as "el niño", and "are you a girl" is a phrase which is often translated as "eres una niña". Learn more about the difference between "boy" and "are you a girl" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (male child)
a. el niño
(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).
Are they going to have a boy or a girl?¿Van a tener un niño o una niña?
b. el chico
(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 boy next door helped me carry the bags.El chico de al lado me ayudó a llevar las bolsas.
c. el pibe
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
The neighborhood boys play soccer in the street after school.Los pibes del vecindario juegan al fútbol en la calle después de la escuela.
2. (young man)
a. el chico
(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).
My daughter is too young to date boys!¡Mi hija es muy joven para salir con chicos!
b. el muchacho
(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).
We spent the night out with the boys.Pasamos la noche fuera con los muchachos.
3. (son)
a. el hijo
(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).
Today is my little boy's birthday.Hoy es el cumpleaños de mi hijo pequeño.
b. el chico
(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).
My boy is already four years old.Mi chico ya tiene cuatro años.
4. (servant)
a. el criado
(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 boy will take your suitcases up to your room, sir.El criado llevará las maletas a su habitación, señor.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (surprise)
a. vaya
Boy is it a nice day!¡Vaya! ¡Qué día más bonito!
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are you a girl
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (are you a female child)
a. eres una niña
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)
Are you a girl? - No, silly! I'm a boy!¿Eres una niña? - ¡No, tonto! ¡Soy un niño!
2. (are you a young woman)
a. eres una chica
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)
Are you a girl or a boy?¿Eres una chica o un chico?
b. eres una muchacha
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)
Are you a girl who likes glittery pink dresses? You don't give me that impression.¿Eres una muchacha a quien le gustan los vestidos rosas con brillos? No me das esta impresión.
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