Why do we use "THE" before certain relationship words?

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  1. B_Hung Jon

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    I want to know why we use "the" before words that relate to relationships? For example: "the" wife.."the" girlfriend"..."the" boyfriend..."the" little woman...? Here's a sentence for instance. "I'd like to go to see that film but I have to ask the girlfriend first." Any ideas? :biggrin1:
     
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    Because she has THE snach
     
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    It's the definite article, so it means you've only got one. It's a bit less possessive, too, I think.
     
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    Ding!
     
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    "the" is also used for a title such as "the Duke"
     
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    The self will think about it and get back to you.
     
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    what he said. Plus, I feel like I'm 13 years old when I say "My boyfriend...."
     
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    Imagine if Steve Martin had referred to himself as THE wild and crazy guy. :tongue:
     
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    Bingo! In SPanish it'sike using a infront of el or la, it gives a certain weight to the word, emphasises it.
     
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