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"Good friend" is a noun which is often translated as "el buen amigo", and "true friend" is a phrase which is often translated as "verdadero amigo". Learn more about the difference between "good friend" and "true friend" below.
good friend(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trusted person)
a. el buen 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).
(masculine)
Josh is a good friend. He'd never lie to me.Josh es un buen amigo. Él jamás me mentiría.
b. la buena 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).
(feminine)
Anne is not only a good friend. She's my best friend.Anne no es solo una buena amiga. Es mi mejor amiga.
c. el gran 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).
(masculine)
Matthew was a good friend, but one day he betrayed me.Matthew era un gran amigo, pero un día me traicionó.
d. la gran 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).
(feminine)
Courtney is a good friend. She always helps me.Courtney es una gran amiga. Siempre me ayuda.
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true friend(
tru
 
frehnd
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. verdadero amigo
Thank you for being here for me. You are a true friend.Gracias por tu apoyo. Eres un verdadero amigo.
b. amigo de verdad
A true friend wouldn't tell other people my secrets.Un amigo de verdad no les contaría mis secretos a los demás.
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