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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "su amigo" is a phrase which is often translated as "his friend". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "su amigo" 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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su amigo(
soo
 
ah
-
mee
-
goh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. his friend (masculine)
Francisco y su amigo han estado recorriendo el sudeste asiático durante dos años.Francisco and his friend have been traveling around Southeast Asia for two years.
b. her friend (feminine)
Me los encontré a Julia y a su amigo en un bar ayer.I came across Julia and her friend at a bar yesterday.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. your friend
¿Cómo se llama su amigo?What's your friend's name?
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