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"I love you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te quiero", and "mommy" is a noun which is often translated as "mami". Learn more about the difference between "I love you" and "mommy" below.
I love you(
ay
 
luhv
 
yu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. te quiero
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)
I love you no matter what.Te quiero pase lo que pase.
b. te amo
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)
Saying "I love you" is a big step in a relationship.Decir "te amo" es un momento importante en una relación.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. los quiero (plural)
You're my parents and I love you but I have to live my own life.Son mis padres y los quiero pero tengo que vivir mi vida.
b. los amo (plural)
I love you with all my heart, my darlings!¡Los amo de todo corazón, queridos!
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mommy(
ma
-
mi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. mami
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mommy, can I go outside and play with Allie and Corina?Mami, ¿puedo salir a jugar con Allie y Corina?
b. mamá
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If you don't let me play with you, I'll tell Mommy.Si no me dejas jugar contigo, se lo diré a Mamá.
c. mamita
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My mommy says I shouldn't talk to strangers.Mi mamita me dice que no hable con extraños.
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