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"Girlfriend" is a noun which is often translated as "la novia", and "Do you have a boyfriend?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Tienes novio?". Learn more about the difference between "girlfriend" and "Do you have a boyfriend?" below.
girlfriend(
guhrl
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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. 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).
I married my first girlfriend.Me casé con mi primera novia.
b. 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)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Jim needs to find himself a new girlfriend.Jim necesita buscarse una polola nueva.
2. (friend)
a. 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'm inviting my girlfriends to stay for the weekend.Voy a invitar a mis amigas a que se queden el fin de semana.
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Do you have a boyfriend?(
du
 
yu
 
hahv
 
uh
 
boy
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frehnd
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ¿Tienes novio?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Do you have a boyfriend? - Why do you ask?¿Tienes novio? - ¿Por qué preguntas?
b. ¿Tiene novio?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Do you have a boyfriend? - I'd rather not say, madam.¿Tiene novio? - Prefiero no decirlo, señora.
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