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"Parents" is a form of "parent", a noun which is often translated as "el padre". "Fathers" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los antepasados". Learn more about the difference between "fathers" and "parents" below.
fathers
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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 noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (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.
3. (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?
4. (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.
5. (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.).
6. (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.
7. (to create)
a. concebir
Einstein fathered the theory of relativity.Einstein concibió la teoría de la relatividad.
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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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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