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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "bebe" is a noun which is often translated as "baby". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "bebe" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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el bebe, la bebe(
beh
-
beh
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (very young child)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. baby
¿Están pensando tú y Jorge en tener un bebe?Are you and Jorge planning to have a baby?
La mujer sostenía una beba recién nacida entre sus brazos.The woman was holding a newborn baby in her arms.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(term of endearment)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. baby
¿Cuándo regresas pues? - Pronto, bebe. En dos días estaré en casa.When are you coming back then? - Soon, baby. I'll be home in two days.
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