Finding Out If Someone Is Single In Spanish

How to ask if someone has a boyfriend or girlfriend in Spanish

Do you have a boyfriend?
¿Tienes novio?
¿tee-ehn-ehs noh-vee-oh?

I (don’t) have a boyfriend.
(No) tengo novio.
(noh) tehn-goh noh-vee-oh.

Do you have a girlfriend?
¿Tienes novia?
¿tee-ehn-ehs noh-vee-ah?

I (don’t) have a girlfriend.
(No) tengo novia.
(noh) tehn-goh noh-vee-ah.

By putting “no” at the beginning you negate the sentence and say you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend.


When asking if someone is single in Spanish, you use a conjugation of either ser or estar as the verb. Depending on the area where you are, you’ll find one used more than the other, but they are generally interchangeable. If you want to ask if someone is single you would use the word soltero for a male and soltera for a female.

Asking and answering using the verb ser:

Are you single?
¿Eres soltero/a?
¿eh-rehs sohl-teh-roh/ah?

I’m (not) single.
(No) soy soltero/a.
(noh) soy sohl-teh-roh/ah.

Asking and answering using the verb estar:

Are you single?
¿Estás soltero/a?
¿ehs-tAHs sohl-teh-roh/ah?

I’m (not) single.
(No) estoy soltero/a.
(noh) ehs-toy sohl-teh-roh/ah.

Solterón (sohl-teh-ROHN) for males and solterona (sohl-teh-ROHN-ah) for females are a stronger way to say soltero/a but their meanings are different.

If a male is said to be a solterón this could mean that they are either a confirmed or long term bachelor. This isn’t to say that they might never want to settle down, but chances are he is more a player than someone interested in commitment.

On the other hand solterona tends to mean a female that’s an “old maid” so it’s more derogatory than the male version. You wouldn’t want to ask a woman ¿Eres solterona? or you might be wearing a drink instead of sharing one.

Seeing someone?


Are you seeing (going out with) somebody?
¿Estás saliendo con alguien?
¿ehs-tAHs sahl-ee-ehn-doh kohn ahl-gee-ehn?

I’m not seeing anyone.
No estoy saliendo con nadie.
noh ehs-toy sahl-ee-ehn-doh kohn nah-dee-eh.

I’m seeing someone.
Estoy saliendo con alguien.
ehs-toy sahl-ee-ehn-doh kohn ahl-gee-ehn.

Relationship details-

We’re lovers.
Somos amantes.
soh-mohs ah-mahn-tehs.

We live together.
Vivimos juntos.
vee-vee-mohs hoon-tohs.

We’re in love.
Estamos enamorados.
ehs-tah-mohs ehn-ahm-oh-rah-dohs.

We have a love-hate relationship.
Tenemos una relación de amor odio.
teh-neh-mohs oo-nah reh-lah-see-OHn deh ah-mohr oh-dee-oh.

I’m breaking up with my [boyfriend/girlfriend].
Estoy rompiendo con mi novio/a.
ehs-toy rohm-pee-ehn-doh kohn mee noh-vee-oh/ah.

We have an open relationship.
Tenemos una relación abierta.
teh-neh-mohs oo-nah reh-lah-see-OHn ah-bee-ehr-tah.


Are you married?
¿Estás casado/a?
¿ehs-tAHs kah-sah-doh/ah?

I’m (not) married.
(No) estoy casado/a.
noh ehs-toy kah-sah-doh/ah.

I’m engaged.
Estoy comprometido/a.
ehs-toy kohm-proh-meh-tee-doh/ah.

I’m getting married.
Me voy a casar.
meh voy ah cah-sahr.

We’re happily married.
Somos felices en el matrimonio.
soh-mohs feh-lee-sehs ehn ehl mah-tree-moh-nee-oh.

I have an open marriage.
Tengo un matrimonio abierto.
tehn-goh oon mah-tree-moh-nee-oh ah-bee-ehr-toh.

We’re getting separated.
Nos vamos a separar.
nohs vah-mohs a seh-pah-rahr.

I’m separated from my husband.
Estoy separada de mi esposo.
ehs-toy seh-pah-rah-dah deh mee ehs-poh-soh.

I’m separated from my wife.
Estoy separado de mi esposa.
ehs-toy seh-pah-rah-doh deh mee ehs-poh-sah.

I’m getting a divorce.
Estoy en proceso de divorciarme.
ehs-toy ehn proh-seh-soh deh dee-vohr-see-ahr-meh.

I’m divorced.
Estoy divorciado/a.
ehs-toy dee-vohr-see-ah-doh/ah.

I’m widowed.
Soy viudo/a.
soy vee-oo-doh/ah.

Asking somebody if they’re alone or with someone in Spanish

You can use this anywhere you meet someone- at a bar, park, etc. Or somebody may ask you. When you ask this you’re not asking if they go out with someone or have a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s just asking if they are with anyone at that moment.

Are you with someone? (to a girl)
¿Estás acompañada?
¿ehs-tAHs ah-kohm-pah-nya-dah?

Are you with someone? (to a guy)
¿Estás acompañado?
¿ehs-tAHs ah-kohm-pah-nya-doh?

The literal translation of the above phrases is “Are you accompanied?” If you meet other travelers that speak Spanish here’s a couple ways to ask if someone is traveling alone or with others:

Are you traveling by yourself?
Viajas solo/a? (o= said to a man, a= said to a woman)
vee-ah-hahs soh-loh

Who are you traveling with?
¿Con quién viajas?
¿kohn kee-EHn vee-ah-hahs?

A couple responses to any of the above:

I’m with a friend.
Estoy con un amigo/a. (o= male friend, a= female friend)
ehs-toy kohn oon ah-mee-goh.

I’m by myself.
Estoy solo/a. (o= for males, a= for females)
ehs-toy soh-loh/ah.

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