boy
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boy(
boy
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (male child)
a. el niño
(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).
Are they going to have a boy or a girl?¿Van a tener un niño o una niña?
b. el chico
(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 boy next door helped me carry the bags.El chico de al lado me ayudó a llevar las bolsas.
c. el pibe
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The neighborhood boys play soccer in the street after school.Los pibes del vecindario juegan al fútbol en la calle después de la escuela.
2. (young man)
a. el chico
(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 daughter is too young to date boys!¡Mi hija es muy joven para salir con chicos!
b. el muchacho
(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 spent the night out with the boys.Pasamos la noche fuera con los muchachos.
3. (son)
a. el hijo
(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).
Today is my little boy's birthday.Hoy es el cumpleaños de mi hijo pequeño.
b. el chico
(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 boy is already four years old.Mi chico ya tiene cuatro años.
4. (servant)
a. el criado
(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 boy will take your suitcases up to your room, sir.El criado llevará las maletas a su habitación, señor.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (surprise)
a. vaya
Boy is it a nice day!¡Vaya! ¡Qué día más bonito!
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boy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el chico
(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).
2. (baby)
a. el niño
(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).
one of the boysuno del grupo, un amigo
3. (colloquial)
a.
oh boy!¡vaya!
4. (colloquial)
a.
boys will be boysson como niños
Boy Scoutboy scout m, escultista m
boy bandgrupo de música formado por chicos jóvenes
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boy [bɔɪ]
noun
1 (small) niño (m); (young man) muchacho (m); chico (m); joven (m); (LAm) (son) hijo (m)
oh boy! ¡vaya!; I have known him from a boy lo conozco desde chico
to send a boy to do a man's job mandar a un muchacho a hacer un trabajo de hombre
boys will be boys ¡los hombres, ya se sabe, son como niños!
2 (fellow) chico (m); hijo (m)
that's the boy! that's my boy! ¡bravo!
but my dear boy! ¡pero hijo!; ¡pero hombre!; García and his boys in the national team García y sus muchachos del equipo nacional; he's out with the boys ha salido con los amigos; he's one of the boys now ahora es un personaje; the boys in blue (Britain) la policía
3 (servant) criado (m)
modifier
boy band (n) (Britain) (Mús) grupo de música pop masculino
boy racer (n) (Britain) loco (m) del volante
Bad driving is not just the preserve of boy racers Car manufacturers must stop pandering to the boy racers' fantasies about power and speed
boy scout (n) (muchacho (m) or niño (m)) explorador (m)
boy wonder (n) niño (m) prodigio; joven promesa (m)
...the new boy wonder of British athletics
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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