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"Girl" is a noun which is often translated as "la niña", and "his" is an adjective which is often translated as "su". Learn more about the difference between "girl" and "his" below.
girl(
guhrl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (child)
a. la niña
(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).
That girl is six years old.Esa niña tiene seis años.
b. la nena
(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 girl who lives next door is selling cookies.La nena que vive al lado está vendiendo galletas.
2. (young woman)
a. la chica
(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 girl who babysits for us is 16 years old.La chica que trabaja para nosotros de niñera tiene 16 años.
b. la muchacha
(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).
Do you see that girl? She's my sister.¿Ves a esa muchacha? Es mi hermana.
c. la joven
(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 neighborhood girls are fundraising to build a new park.Las jóvenes de la colonia están recaudando fondos para construir un parque nuevo.
3. (relative)
a. la hija
(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 always take my girls to see baseball games in the summer.Siempre llevo a mis hijas a ver partidos de béisbol durante el verano.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(girlfriend)
a. la novia
(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).
My girl is coming to the party with me.Mi novia me va a acompañar a la fiesta.
b. la chica
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Jorge went to the beach with his girl.Jorge se fue a la playa con su chica.
c. la polola
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Are you going to introduce us to your girl soon?¿Ya nos vas a presentar a tu polola?
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(female servant)
a. la chica
(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 girl is going to make some coffee for us.La chica nos va a preparar café.
girls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(female friends)
a. las chicas
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The girls and I are going shopping today.Las chicas y yo nos vamos de compras hoy.
b. las amigas
(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).
Where's Mom? - She went out with the girls.¿Dónde está mamá? - Salió con sus amigas.
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his(
hihz
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. su
He hates it when I borrow his computer.Odia que le tome prestada su computadora.
He loves to take care of his cats.Le encanta cuidar de sus gatos.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (possessive)
a. el suyo
(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 suya
(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).
My fries are crispy; I don't know about his.Mis patatas fritas están crujientes, no sé las suyas.
My son is younger than his.Mi hijo es más joven que el suyo.
b. el de él
(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 de él
(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 have my suitcase, but the airline lost his.Yo tengo mi maleta, pero la aerolínea perdió la de él.
My kids are in kindergarten. His are in second grade.Mis hijos están en el kínder. Los de él están en el segundo grado.
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