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"Brother" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano", and "son" is a noun which is often translated as "el hijo". Learn more about the difference between "brother" and "son" 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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son(
suhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el hijo
(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).
Gustavo has one son and two daughters.Gustavo tiene un hijo y dos hijas.
2. (form of address)
a. el hijo
(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).
Son, could you help me get my suitcase off the bus?Hijo, ¿me puedes ayudar a bajar la maleta del camión?
Son
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (religious)
a. el Hijo
(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).
The Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is a fundamental principle of Christianity.La Santísima Trinidad del Padre, el Hijo y el Espírito Santo es uno de los principios fundamentales del cristianismo.
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