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"Esposa" is a noun which is often translated as "wife", and "¿Tienes novio?" is a phrase which is often translated as "Do you have a boyfriend?". Learn more about the difference between "esposa" and "¿Tienes novio?" below.
esposa(
ehs
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poh
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (via marriage)
a. wife
Mi esposa es una excelente mecánica automotriz.My wife is a superb auto mechanic.
esposas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (for securing a prisoner)
a. handcuffs
Todos los policías tienen que llevar esposas.All policemen are required to carry handcuffs.
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¿Tienes novio?(
tyeh
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nehs
 
noh
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byoh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. Do you have a boyfriend?
¿Tienes novio? - No, acabamos de terminar.Do you have a boyfriend? - No, we just broke up.
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