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"Girlfriend" is a noun which is often translated as "la novia", and "fiancée" is a noun which is often translated as "la prometida". Learn more about the difference between "girlfriend" and "fiancée" 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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fiancée(
fi
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an
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sey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la prometida
(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).
After two years of engagement, Rob and his fiancée finally announced their wedding date.Después de dos años de compromiso, Rob y su prometida finalmente anunciaron la fecha de la boda.
b. 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).
Danny and his fiancée like to go out dancing every weekend.A Danny y su novia les gusta salir a bailar cada fin de semana.
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