What is the difference in amigo in spanish and the word friend in English?
The two words have the same meaning in their respective languages.
They're spelled differently, of course.
¿Cómo es tu mejor amigo? - Spanish What is your best friend like? OR Can you describe your best friend? - English Mejor amigo= Best friend (male/masculine) Mejor amiga= Best friend (Female/feminine) Spanish use masculine and feminine words (male-o female-a). English do not. ¿Cómo está tu mejor amigo? means How is your best friend?
"Dear friend" is an English equivalent of the French/Portuguese/Spanish phrase Cher amigo. Specifically, the French masculine singular adjective cher means "dear." The Portuguese/Spanish masculine noun amigo means "friend." The pronunciation will be "sheh-rah-MEE-goo" in French/Portuguese and "sheh-rah-MEE-goh" in French/Spanish.