Defining Platonic Relationships in Spanish!

We often say that our friends are our second family; the people with who we spend many moments and can be ourselves with. The people who are sometimes easier for us to confide in. Friends are the people we spend so much time with because of the connection we have with them. There are highs and lows, as with any relationship, but true friendship will always lead to a beautiful […]

We often say that our friends are our second family; the people with who we spend many moments and can be ourselves with. The people who are sometimes easier for us to confide in. Friends are the people we spend so much time with because of the connection we have with them. There are highs and lows, as with any relationship, but true friendship will always lead to a beautiful reconciliation after the harder times.
Here you’ll find the correct vocabulary for talking about your friends, but also about the links and the history that you have with them.

 

1 – Friends / Amigos

We meet many people in our lives, some will only come and go, but others will stay close to us because we will have forged a bond with them. Some friends are closer to us than others.
You will find below the different terms to better define the people you are friends with.

Friendship / La amistad
Friendships / Las amistades
A friend / Un amigo(a)
Best friend / Mejor amigo(a)
An close friend / Un amigo(a) íntimo(a)
Classmate / Un compañero(a) de clase
Coworker / Un compañero de trabajo

 

 

2 – The Good Things / Las cosas positivas

We have a family that we love more than anything, but we also have a second family that is made up of our friends. We call it our “second family” because we spend a lot of time with them. A friendship is made of many moments of sharinglaughter and confiding in each other. We have a different dynamic with each of our friends, depending on who they are, how their personality fits with ours and our history with them.

 

To like / Gustar
To love, to adore / Encantar
Bonds of friendship / Lazos de amistad
A friendly relationship / Una relación amistosa
Get along well / Llevarse bien
Offer friendship to / Ofrecer amistad a
Make friends with / Entablar amistad con
Take friendship / Tomar afecto a
Show friendship to someone / Demostrar su amistad a alguien
Be together / Estar juntos
To be inseparable / Ser inseparable

 

3 – The Bad Things / Las cosas negativas

Unfortunately, it’s true that sometimes getting along well with a person, or too well, can bring us some harm. However, if the friendship is true, reconciliation will always happen.

Hopefully it won’t be necessary, but below are some useful words for talking about when you’ve fallen out with a friend or close one.

 

To behave / Comportarse, portarse
To control oneself / Controlarse
To scold / Reñir
To fight / Pelearse, discutir
To be jealous / Estar celoso(a)
To apologize / Pedir disculpas
To forgive / Perdonar
Make up with someone / Reconciliarse con alguien
Strengthen the relationship / Fortalecer los vínculos

You should now be able to talk confidently about the friends you’ve made (or maybe even lost!) during your travels, or time abroad in Spain.

If you liked this article, you might also like our article Top 5 : Spanish proverbs about friendship.

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