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"Brother" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano", and "sister" is a noun which is often translated as "la hermana". Learn more about the difference between "brother" and "sister" 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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sister(
sihs
-
tuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. la hermana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to the beach with my sister and my brother.Voy a ir a la playa con mi hermana y mi hermano.
b. la ñaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. 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)
Did you see my sister playing around here?¿Viste a mi ñaña jugando por aquí?
2. (nun)
a. la hermana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mission has 26 sisters living in the convent.La misión tiene 26 hermanas viviendo en el convento.
3. (medicine) (United Kingdom)
a. la enfermera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She told the nursing sister that she also suffered from diabetes.Le contó a la enfermera que también sufría de diabetes.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(friend)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la hermana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. 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)
Let's go party, sister!¡Vámonos de fiesta, hermana!
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