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"Amigo" is a noun which is often translated as "friend", and "Esteban" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Stephen". Learn more about the difference between "amigo" and "Esteban" below.
el amigo, la amiga(
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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (companion)
a. friend
Me voy a juntar con unos amigos de la escuela este viernes.I'm going to get together with some friends from school this Friday.
b. pal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Quedé con unas amigas para tomar algo.I arranged to go for something to eat with some pals.
c. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Javier ha sido mi amigo desde hace años.Javier has been a buddy of mine for years.
d. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mi amigo y yo fuimos al cine ayer.My mate and I went to the cinema yesterday.
e. girlfriend (feminine)
Julieta salió con unas amigas.Julieta went out with some girlfriends.
2. (lover)
a. boyfriend (masculine)
Mi amigo es muy tacaño y nunca paga nada.My boyfriend is very mean and never pays for anything.
b. girlfriend (feminine)
Mi amiga quiere que nos casemos, pero yo no quiero.My girlfriend wants us to get married, but I don't want to.
3. (form of address)
a. pal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
¡A ver, amigo! Deja de bromear.Look here, pal! Stop fooling around.
b. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Oye, amigo! No hay porque ser tan borde.Hey, buddy! There's no need to be so rude.
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine) (United Kingdom)
¡A ver, amigo! Haz el favor de bajarle el volumen a la música.Come on, mate! Turn your music down, will you?
d. honey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
Mira, amiga; ya sabes lo que te voy a decir.Look, honey, you know what I'm going to say.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not hostile)
a. friendly
Varios países amigos se unieron para ayudar a Haití después del temblor.Several friendly countries came together to assist Haiti after the earthquake.
5. (close; used with "de")
a. friend
Andrés es muy amigo de Gabriel.Andrés is a close friend of Gabriel's.
6. (who is a friend)
a. friend
Una traductora amiga me lo tradujo.A translator friend of mine translated it for me.
7. (fond of; used with "de")
a. keen on (United Kingdom)
Jessica es amiga del teatro.Jessica's keen on the theater.
b. partial to
Yo soy muy amiga del chocolate.I'm very partial to chocolate.
c. fond of
Aparentemente, Simón es bastante amigo de cantar.It seems Simon's quite fond of singing.
d. a fan of
No soy muy amigo de las películas de ciencia ficción.I'm not a huge fan of science fiction movies.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No soy muy amigo de la tecnología, pero entiendo su importancia.I don't really like technology, but I understand its importance.
Los británicos son muy amigos de hacer bricolaje y siempre están comprando artículos para la casa.The British love doing DIY and are always buying articles for the home.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
8. (used to express pleasure or surprise)
a. hey
Pero ¡amigo! ¡hay que ver esta película!But, hey, you just need to see this movie!
b. well
Yo no quería asistir al concierto, pero ¡ay amigo! ¡Qué bien lo pasamos!I didn't want to go to the concert, but, well, what a great time we had!
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Esteban(
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Stephen
Sus hijos se llaman Esteban y Mateo.Her sons are called Stephen and Matthew.
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