Quick answer
"Father" is a noun which is often translated as "el padre", and "mother" is a noun which is often translated as "la madre". Learn more about the difference between "father" and "mother" below.
father(
fa
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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 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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mother(
muh
-
thuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. 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).
My mother was born in Chile, and my father in Texas.Mi madre nació en Chile y mi padre, en Texas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to give birth)
a. dar a luz
Our cat has mothered four kittens.Nuestra gata ha dado a luz a cuatro gatitos.
3. (to spoil)
a. mimar
My boyfriend loves being mothered by me.A mi novio le encanta que lo mime.
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