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"Wife" is a noun which is often translated as "la esposa", and "husband" is a noun which is often translated as "el esposo". Learn more about the difference between "wife" and "husband" below.
wife(
wayf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (via marriage)
a. la esposa
(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).
His wife is a pediatrician.Su esposa es pediatra.
b. la mujer
(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 married my wife four years ago.Me casé con mi mujer hace cuatro años.
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husband(
huhz
-
bihnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (via marriage)
a. el esposo
(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 met my husband in July of 1972.Conocí a mi esposo en julio de 1972.
b. el marido
(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 husband gave me a lovely bouquet of roses.Mi marido me regaló un precioso ramo de rosas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to manage carefully)
a. administrar
Water has to be more carefully husbanded.Hay que administrar el agua más prudentemente.
b. dosificar
You have to husband your strength if you want to finish the marathon.Tienes que dosificar las fuerzas si quieres terminar la maratón.
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