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"I love you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te quiero", and "dummy" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la imbécil". Learn more about the difference between "I love you" and "dummy" 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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dummy(
duh
-
mi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fool)
a. el imbécil
(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 imbécil
(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).
What a dummy. I can't believe he was smoking while filling the tank with gas.Qué imbécil. No puedo creer que fumara mientras llenaba el tanque de gasolina.
2. (for crash tests)
a. el muñeco
(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).
The marks on the dummy clearly show the points of impact.Las marcas en el muñeco muestran claramente los puntos de impacto.
3. (in store window)
a. el maniquí
(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).
We changed the clothes on the dummies in the window.Cambiamos la ropa de los maniquíes en el aparador.
4. (ventriloquism)
a. el muñeco
(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).
The ventriloquist was so good that he almost had me believing that his dummy was alive.El ventrílocuo era tan bueno que casi me convenció de que su muñeco estaba vivo.
5. (model)
a. la maqueta
(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).
They used a dummy to film the plane crash for the movie.Usaron una maqueta para grabar el accidente de avión para la película.
6. (fake)
a. la imitación
(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).
Are these paintings real Van Goghs? - No, they're just dummies.¿Estos cuadros son Van Gogh auténticos? - No, solo son imitaciones.
7. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. la finta
(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 sold him a dummy and scored. It was great.Le hice una finta y anoté. Estuvo genial.
8. (pacifier) (United Kingdom)
a. el chupete
(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).
The baby's crying. Give him his dummy.El bebé está llorando. Dale el chupte.
9. (in bridge game)
a. el muerto
(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).
I'm the declarer and you're my partner, so you're the dummy.Soy el declarante y tú eres mi pareja, así que eres el muerto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (not real)
a. de juguete
They used a dummy phone to film the scene.Usaron un teléfono de juguete para grabar la escena.
b. de fogueo (ammunition)
For this scene we're going to use live ammunition to trigger the explosion, not dummy ammunition.Para esta escena vamos a usar municiones reales para detonar la explosión, no municiones de fogueo.
c. fantasma (corporation)
He set up a dummy corporation to hide his identity, but he was still caught.Armó una empresa fantasma para ocultar su identidad, pero lo atraparon de todos modos.
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