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"Boyfriend" is a noun which is often translated as "el novio", and "girlfriend" is a noun which is often translated as "la novia". Learn more about the difference between "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" below.
boyfriend(
boy
-
frehnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (significant other)
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).
She met her boyfriend in Europe and they've been together a year now.Conoció a su novio en Europa y ya llevan un año juntos.
b. el pololo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
What a handsome boyfriend she has!¡Qué pololo más guapo tiene!
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girlfriend(
guhrl
-
frehnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (significant other)
a. 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).
I married my first girlfriend.Me casé con mi primera novia.
b. la polola
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Jim needs to find himself a new girlfriend.Jim necesita buscarse una polola nueva.
2. (friend)
a. la amiga
(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).
I'm inviting my girlfriends to stay for the weekend.Voy a invitar a mis amigas a que se queden el fin de semana.
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