Quick answer
"Family" is a noun which is often translated as "la familia", and "parent" is a noun which is often translated as "el padre". Learn more about the difference between "family" and "parent" below.
family(
fahm
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li
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relatives)
a. la familia
(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 love being a part of a big family.Me encanta formar parte de una familia grande.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (known)
a. familiar
We're having a family reunion in Canada next summer.Vamos a tener una reunión familiar en Canadá el verano que viene.
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parent(
peh
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rihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el padre
(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).
Being a parent is the hardest thing I have ever done.Ser padre es la cosa más difícil que he hecho.
If you fail the test, it must be signed by a parent.Si no aprueban el examen, tiene que firmarlo uno de sus padres.
b. la madre
(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 don't want people to judge me as a bad parent.No quiero que la gente me tache de mala madre.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (main)
a. principal
The parent company's headquarters are located in Madrid.La sede central de la compañía principal se sitúa en Madrid.
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