Translation:Do you have a girlfriend?
[from what I can tell] "¿Tienes una novia?" in Spanish makes it sound like the emphasis is on the "una", so it sounds like you're asking more about the number than yes/no. "Do you have a girlfriend?" vs "Do you have A girlfriend (or some other number)?". Would love some more detailed input on this one for sure.
From what I was taught and according to my dictionary, "novia" means girlfriend (http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=novia), but yes I've also heard that it can mean "fiancée" as well depending on the country.
I have heard that there are people using an "e" or "x" ending to create a gender-neutral version of various words. It's not settled yet, and I'm sure there are as many Spanish speakers objecting to these as English speakers objecting to singular "they". I personally support both, and prefer the "e" ending.
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