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"Padre" is a noun which is often translated as "father", and "madre" is a noun which is often translated as "mother". Learn more about the difference between "padre" and "madre" below.
padre(
pah
-
dreh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (relative)
a. father
Mi padre y mi madre nacieron ambos en 1960.My father and my mother were both born in 1960.
2. (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.
3. (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).
4. (very big)
a. huge
Hicieron un desastre padre.They made a huge mess.
5.
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!
padres
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (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.
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madre(
mah
-
dreh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (relative)
a. mother
Mi madre prepara la comida más rica del mundo.My mother makes the world's most delicious food.
2. (religious title)
a. mother
La madre Gabriela dio una charla sobre el amor verdadero.Mother Gabriela gave a talk about true love.
3. (cradle)
a. mother
Los esfuerzos de los desplazados de la guerra nos demuestran como la necesidad es la madre de la invención.The efforts of those displaced by the war demonstrate how necessity is the mother of invention.
4. (bottom of a river)
a. bed
La madre se hizo más profunda con las fuertes lluvias.The bed was deepened by the heavy rain.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(object)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. thing
¿Cómo se llama esa madre que usas para limpiarte cuando te bañas? - Zacate.What do you call that thing you use to wash yourself when you take a shower? - Loofah.
b. thingy
Oye, pásame esa madre que está en la mesa.Hey, pass me that thingy that's on the table.
madres
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(action)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. stuff
Hicimos un montón de madres para intentar arreglar el carro.We did a whole bunch of stuff to try to fix the car.
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