el amante
-the lover
See the entry for amante.


el amante, la amante(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (romantic partner)
a. lover
Ella quería huir con su amante, pero su esposo no le concedió el divorcio.She wanted to run away with her lover, but her husband wouldn't grant her a divorce.
b. mistress (feminine)
La amante de Pablo llamó a la esposa para ponerla al tanto de la aventura.Pablo's mistress called his wife to let her know about the affair.
2. (enthusiast)
a. lover
Los amantes del arte no deben perderse esta nueva muestra de Francisco de Goya.Art lovers should not miss the new exhibition on Francisco de Goya.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (fond)
a. loving
Lleva 57 años viviendo con su amante esposo.She has lived with her loving husband for 57 years.
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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. (querido)
a. lover
2. (aficionado)
ser amante de algo/de hacer algoto be keen on something/doing something
los amantes del arteart lovers
los amantes del bricolagedo-it-yourself enthusiasts
un amante de la naturalezaa nature lover
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loving; fond
nación amante de la paz peace-loving nation
(hombre, mujer) lover; (mujer) mistress
tuvo muchas amantes he had many mistresses
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