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American English: /ɡərl/
British English: /ɡəːl/

Translation of girl in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (baby, child)
    nena (feminine) (esp Río de la Plata)
    don't cry, you're a big girl now
    no llores, ya eres (una niña) grande
    stand up to him, you're a big girl now [humorous]
    hazle frente, ya eres grandecita [humorous]
    girls' school
    colegio (masculine) de niñas
    don't ever do that again, my girl!
    no vuelvas a hacer eso ¿me oyes?
    Example sentences
    • What then happens to efforts to increase female literacy and encourage girls to go to school?
    • Schools were segregated and male teachers were replaced by females at girls ' schools.
    • He and a female pedestrian comforted the girl at the roadside, and contacted the police.
    1.2 (young woman) an English girl
    una chica or muchacha inglesa
    Example sentences
    • Because the Burman traditionally do not date, it is difficult for young boys and girls to meet.
    • In years gone by a young man and a young girl would meet and like what they saw and would start to go out with each other.
    • While sneaking out of work I met two young girls, around the ages fourteen and fifteen.
  • 2 2.1 (daughter)
    hija (feminine)
    niña (feminine)
    my eldest/youngest girl
    mi hija mayor/menor
    I have two little girls
    tengo dos hijas or niñas pequeñas
    the Jones girls
    las chicas or hijas de los Jones
    Example sentences
    • She has five grandchildren, her daughter's two girls and her son's three boys.
    • They enjoyed a break away with their daughter Samantha and her twin girls Rebecca and Crystal.
    • I have a lot of issues about my ex girlfriend and my little girl.
    2.2 (girlfriend, sweetheart) [colloquial]
    novia (feminine)
    chica (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The worst moment was when I rang up one day to take out my daughter and my girl refused to let me see her, because of the mess that I was in.
    • Coachman Tom and his girl Nance were due to marry when she left him for another.
    2.3 (friend, colleague)
    amiga (feminine)
    she's gone out with the girls
    ha salido con las amigas
    the girls at the office
    las chicas de la oficina
    (before noun) girl talk
    conversaciones (feminine plural) de mujeres
    Example sentences
    • He was such a nice lad at university, and there he was gleefully encouraging the undercover reporter girl to con the electorate.
    • According to the police, he had been secretly baptized by a Gentile servant girl years before.
    • Elijah put away his weapon and exchanged glances with the Prince and the young slave girl.
    2.4 (employee) checkout girl
    cajera (feminine)
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