Quick answer
"Father" is a noun which is often translated as "el padre", and "brother" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano". Learn more about the difference between "father" and "brother" below.
father(
fa
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thuhr
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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).
My father was captain of a warship.Mi padre fue capitán de un buque de guerra.
2. (religious)
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).
Father, how many Our Fathers should I say?Padre, ¿cuántos padrenuestros debo rezar?
3. (founder)
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).
Hippocrates is considered to be the father of western medicine.Hipócrates es considerado el padre de la medicina occidental.
4. (leader)
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).
Several of the town fathers went to the next town to attend a meeting.Varios de los padres de la aldea fueron al pueblo vecino para asistir a una junta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to procreate)
a. engendrar
My uncle fathered ten children, eight of which are men.Mi tío engendró diez hijos, ocho de los cuales son varones.
6. (to create)
a. concebir
Einstein fathered the theory of relativity.Einstein concibió la teoría de la relatividad.
fathers
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (ancestor)
a. los antepasados
(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).
Our fathers gave up their lives in the Old World to establish a new life here.Nuestros antepasados abandonaron sus vidas en el Viejo Mundo para establecer una nueva vida aquí.
Father
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
8. (religious)
a. Padre
You must pray to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.Debes rezar al Padre, al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo.
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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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