Quick answer
"Love" is a noun which is often translated as "el amor", and "affection" is a noun which is often translated as "el afecto". Learn more about the difference between "love" and "affection" below.
love(
luhv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (affection)
a. el amor
(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).
Love is all you need.El amor es todo lo que necesitas.
2. (romantic feeling)
a. el amor
(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).
Your first love doesn't always have to be the love of your life.Tu primer amor no siempre tiene que ser el amor de tu vida.
3. (interest)
a. el amor
(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).
His love for nature profoundly influenced both his personality and his work.Su amor por la naturaleza tuvo una gran influencia tanto en su personalidad como en su obra.
4. (term of endearment)
a. el cariño
(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).
Hey, love, would you mind taking out the trash?Oye, cariño, ¿te importaría sacar la basura?
b. el amor
(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 miss you, love.Te extraño, mi amor.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address; used to address a woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la guapa
(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).
Here's your change, love.Aquí tienes el cambio, guapa.
6. (sports)
a. nada (tennis)
If the server wins the first point, the score would be 15-love.Si el jugador con el saque gana el primer punto, el marcador mostrará 15 a nada.
7. (in correspondence)
a. con cariño
See you soon! Love, Miranda.¡Hasta pronto! Con cariño, Miranda.
b. un abrazo
That's all for now! Love, Greg.Nada más por ahora. Un abrazo, Greg.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to feel affection for)
a. querer
I love you very much.Te quiero mucho.
b. amar
She loves her dog more than life itself.Ama a su perro más que su propia vida.
9. (to like strongly)
a. encantar
I love playing videogames.Me encanta jugar videojuegos.
b. adorar
She loves dark chocolate.Adora el chocolate amargo.
c. amar
I love having a cup of coffee and reading a good book.Amo tomarme un café y leer un buen libro.
d. fascinar
I love his movies.Me fascinan sus películas.
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affection(
uh
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fehk
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el afecto
(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).
My boyfriend won my mom's affection the first time they met.Mi novio se ganó el afecto de mi madre desde el momento en que se conocieron.
b. el cariño
(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 have a great affection for each other, but that's all.Sentimos muchísimo cariño el uno por el otro, pero eso es todo.
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