Quick answer
"Friend" is a noun which is often translated as "el amigo", and "boyfriend" is a noun which is often translated as "el novio". Learn more about the difference between "friend" and "boyfriend" below.
friend(
frehnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (close acquaintance)
a. el amigo
(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).
, 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 am inviting all of my friends to my birthday party.Voy a invitar a todos mis amigos a mi fiesta de cumpleaños.
2. (supporter)
a. el amigo
(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).
, 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).
The Friends of the Chesapeake Bay are having a meeting this Saturday.La Asociación de los Amigos de la Bahía de Chesapeake van a tener una reunión este sábado.
3. (religion)
a. el amigo
(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).
Quakers belong to the Religious Society of Friends.Los cuáqueros pertenecen a la Sociedad Religiosa de los Amigos.
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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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