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"Esposo" is a noun which is often translated as "husband", and "esposa" is a noun which is often translated as "wife". Learn more about the difference between "esposo" and "esposa" below.
esposo(
ehs
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poh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (via marriage)
a. husband
Su esposo es director de orquesta.Her husband is a conductor.
esposos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (via marriage)
a. newlyweds
Al finalizar la ceremonia, los esposos se agarraron de la mano y desfilaron por el pasillo.At the end of the ceremony, the newlyweds held hands and walked down the aisle.
b. husband and wife
En nuestro vuelo habían unos esposos embarcando en su luna de miel.There was a husband and wife on our flight who were headed out on their honeymoon.
c. couple
Los esposos celebraron su cincuenta aniversario junto a su familia.The couple celebrated their fiftieth anniversary along with their family.
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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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