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"Boy" is a noun which is often translated as "el niño", and "there are a lot of people" is a phrase which is often translated as "hay mucha gente". Learn more about the difference between "boy" and "there are a lot of people" 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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there are a lot of people
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. hay mucha gente
There are a lot of people who believe in ghosts but haven't seen one.Hay mucha gente que cree en los fantasmas pero no han visto uno.
b. hay muchas personas
There are a lot people lined up outside the new donut shop.Hay muchas personas en fila en la nueva tienda de donas.
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