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"Dónde" is an adverb which is often translated as "where", and "padres" is a plural noun which is often translated as "parents". Learn more about the difference between "dónde" and "padres" below.
dónde(
dohn
-
deh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in questions)
a. where
¿Dónde quieren construir el edificio los arquitectos?Where do the architects want to build the building?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in questions)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. how
¿Dónde iba a saber que cambiaste de opinión si no me lo dijiste?How was I to know that you'd changed your mind if you didn't tell me?
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padres(
pah
-
drehs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (relatives)
a. parents
Mis padres acaban de cumplir su aniversario de 30 años.My parents just celebrated their 30th anniversary.
b. mother and father
Mis padres se conocieron en la universidad.My mother and father met in college.
c. mom and dad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este domingo voy a casa de mis padres.I'm going to my mom and dad's this Sunday.
d. mum and dad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Todavía vivo con mis padres.I still live with my mum and dad.
padre
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (relative)
a. father
Mi padre y mi madre nacieron ambos en 1960.My father and my mother were both born in 1960.
3. (religious)
a. father (priest)
Busco al padre Guillermo para confesarme.I'm looking for father William so that I can confess.
b. Father (god)
Nuestro padre perdona nuestros pecados.Our Father forgives our sins.
4. (founder)
a. father
Son considerados los padres de la patria.They are considered the fathers of the country.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (very big)
a. huge
Hicieron un desastre padre.They made a huge mess.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fantastic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. great
La película estuvo muy padre.The movie was really great.
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esa camiseta es muy padre. ¿Te costó muy cara?That T-shirt is really cool. Was it very expensive?
c. nice
¡Qué padre es estar de vacaciones!It's so nice to be on vacation!
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