What are some Spanish terms of enderment you could use for a girlfriend or a wife? In English I'm thinking things like sweetheart, sweetie, darling, cutie, babe, etc..

Any others that are unique to Spanish?

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    This question seems to be asking for a list of answers, which makes selecting a single "correct" answer very difficult. For this reason I am voting to close. If you can ask a more specific question ("What should I call my wife in XYZ situation?") that would probably be much more answerable and suitable for an SE site.
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    "Mon petit chou", for those who speak both Spanish and French. (And English, if they can read this comment.) ... Oh wait.. unique to Spanish... gotcha.
    – Richard
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 19:09

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Some of the standard ones like: amor, querida, princesa, cielita, guapa.

There are also others like gordita and bichita.

  • "Cariño" is the most common in Spain.
    – Albertus
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 10:24

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