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When talking about more than one parent, the masculine plural "padres" is used in Spanish.
1. (family)
a. el padre (M)
Being a parent is the hardest thing I have ever done.Ser padre es la cosa más difícil que he hecho.
If you fail the test, it must be signed by a parent.Si no aprueban el examen, tiene que firmarlo uno de sus padres.
b. la madre (F)
I don't want people to judge me as a bad parent.No quiero que la gente me tache de mala madre.
2. (main)
a. principal
The parent company headquarters are located in Madrid.La sede central de la compañía principal se sitúa en Madrid.
1. padre (m) (father); madre (f) (mother)
  • parents padres mpl
  • parent company empresa (f) matriz
  • parent-teacher association = asociación de padres de alumnos y profesores, ≅ APA (f)
parent [ˈpɛərənt]
padre (m)/madre (f);parents padres (m);
the parent plant la planta madre
parent company (n) casa (f) matriz
parent teacher association (n) asociación (f) de padres de familia y profesores
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