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"Hombre" is a noun which is often translated as "man", and "mujer" is a noun which is often translated as "woman". Learn more about the difference between "hombre" and "mujer" below.
hombre(
ohm
-
breh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (adult male)
a. man
Había dos hombres y tres mujeres en la cola.There were two men and three women in line.
2. (human species)
a. man
Cuando el hombre llegó al continente, alteró el ecosistema.When man reached the continent, he disturbed the ecosystem.
b. mankind
Aún creo que el hombre es capaz de lo bueno.I still believe mankind is capable of good.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (emphatic)
a. come on
¡Hombre, no te enfades!Come on, don't be upset!
b. are you kidding me
¿Te gusta el café? - ¡Hombre! ¡Moriría sin él!Do you like coffee? - Are you kidding me? I'd die without it!
c. you bet
¿Te parece atractiva Jenny? - ¡Hombre!Do you find Jenny attractive? - You bet!
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mujer(
moo
-
hehr
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (adult female)
a. woman
Había una mujer junto a la puerta.There was a woman next to the door.
2. (via marriage)
a. wife
Deje que le presente a mi mujer.Let me introduce you to my wife.
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