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"Brother" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano", and "God bless you" is a phrase which is often translated as "Dios te bendiga". Learn more about the difference between "brother" and "God bless you" below.
brother(
bruh
-
thuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el hermano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother is two years older than me.Mi hermano es dos años mayor que yo.
b. el ñaño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Is that your brother? You guys are identical!¿Él es tu ñaño? ¡Son idénticos!
2. (religious)
a. el hermano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brother Rafael is the abbey's director.El hermano Rafael es el director de la abadía.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. el hermano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Let's play some soccer, brother!¡Juguemos un poco de fútbol, hermano!
b. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Brother, can you spare some money?Tío, ¿me puede dar algo de dinero?
4. (comrade)
a. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We are in contact with the brothers of the same association in other countries.Estamos en contacto con los colegas de la misma asociación en otros países.
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God bless you(
gad
 
blehs
 
yu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. Dios te bendiga
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
God bless you! You are too generous.¡Dios te bendiga! Eres demasiado generoso.
b. Dios lo bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (masculine)
Can I help you with that? - Yes, please! God bless you.¿Puedo ayudarle con eso? - ¡Sí, gracias! Dios lo bendiga.
c. Dios la bendiga
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular) (feminine)
God bless you, madam!¡Dios la bendiga, señora!
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. Dios los bendiga (plural) (masculine or mixed gender)
We'll help you with the garden, Mr. Evans. - That's very kind of you. God bless you!Nosotros le ayudamos con el jardín, Señor Evans. Son muy amables. ¡Dios los bendiga!
b. Dios las bendiga (plural) (feminine)
God bless you, ladies!¡Dios las bendiga, señoras!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (said when someone sneezes)
a. ¡Salud!
God bless you! - Thank you!¡Salud! - ¡Gracias!
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