In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine nounFeminine novia
1(no formal) boyfriend masculine(no formal) girlfriend feminine(después del compromiso) fiancé masculine(después del compromiso) fiancée femininevive con su novio — she lives with her boyfriend/fiancé
- ¿tienes novio? — do you have a boyfriend?
- quedarse compuesta y sin novio — to be left high and dry
2(el día de la boda)groom masculinebridegroom masculinebride femininelos novios salieron de viaje — the bride and groom / the newlyweds left for their honeymoon
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