girl
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girl(
guhrl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (child)
a. la niña
(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).
That girl is six years old.Esa niña tiene seis años.
b. la nena
(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).
The girl who lives next door is selling cookies.La nena que vive al lado está vendiendo galletas.
2. (young woman)
a. la chica
(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).
The girl who babysits for us is 16 years old.La chica que trabaja para nosotros de niñera tiene 16 años.
b. la muchacha
(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).
Do you see that girl? She's my sister.¿Ves a esa muchacha? Es mi hermana.
c. la joven
(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).
The neighborhood girls are fundraising to build a new park.Las jóvenes de la colonia están recaudando fondos para construir un parque nuevo.
3. (relative)
a. la hija
(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 always take my girls to see baseball games in the summer.Siempre llevo a mis hijas a ver partidos de béisbol durante el verano.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(girlfriend)
a. la novia
(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).
My girl is coming to the party with me.Mi novia me va a acompañar a la fiesta.
b. la chica
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Jorge went to the beach with his girl.Jorge se fue a la playa con su chica.
c. la polola
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Are you going to introduce us to your girl soon?¿Ya nos vas a presentar a tu polola?
d. la jeva
(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).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
John's girl is really hot.La jeva de John está buenísima.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(female servant)
a. la chica
(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).
The girl is going to make some coffee for us.La chica nos va a preparar café.
girls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(female friends)
a. las chicas
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The girls and I are going shopping today.Las chicas y yo nos vamos de compras hoy.
b. las amigas
(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).
Where's Mom? - She went out with the girls.¿Dónde está mamá? - Salió con sus amigas.
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girl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (child, baby)
a. la niña
(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).
2. (young woman)
a. la chica
(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).
that's my girl!¡buena chica!
Girl Guidescout f, escultista f
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girl [ɡɜːl]
noun
chica (f); muchacha (f); (small) niña (f); (young woman) chica (f); joven (f); (servant) criada (f); chica (f); (girlfriend) novia (f); polola (f); (Chile)
factory girl obrera (f); shop girl dependienta (f); old girl (Britain) [of school] ex-alumna (f); antigua alumna (f); (elderly woman) señora (f); abuelita (informal) (f); the old girl (Britain) (wife) la parienta (informal); (mother) la vieja; now listen to me, my girl! ¡escúchame, guapa!
modifier
girl Friday (n) empleada (f) de confianza
girl guide girl scout (US) (n) exploradora (f); guía (f)
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girl
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girl(
geerl
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. chorus girl
La actriz empezó su carrera como girl en un espectáculo musical.The actress started her career as a chorus girl in a musical show.
b. showgirl
La amante de su esposo era una girl que trabajaba en un teatro de variedades.Her husband's lover was a showgirl who worked at a vaudeville theater.
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girl
1 (Teat) showgirl; chorus girl
2 (Dep) junior player
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