"Rafaeltieneunaamigainglesa."

Translation:Rafael has an English friend.

11 months ago

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"Amiga" implies that it's a girl. In English, if we wanted to tease Rafael, we could say, "He has a English girlfriend". Do you think that should be an acceptable translation?

11 months ago

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Clearly not. girlfriend = novia. Yes, amiga is feminine, but it's pretty clear that they don't have a romantic relationship. However, the teasing part is completely possible in Spanish too. When a guy says he has una amiga, we often ask ┬┐amiga o novia? = female friend or girlfriend?

10 months ago
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