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"Guardian" is a noun which is often translated as "el guardián", and "parent" is a noun which is often translated as "el padre". Learn more about the difference between "guardian" and "parent" below.
guardian(
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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. (defender)
a. el guardián
(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).
, la guardiana
(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).
Those superheroes consider themselves guardians of the galaxy.Esos superhéroes se consideran los guardianes de la galaxia.
b. el protector
(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).
, la protectora
(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).
The police should serve as guardians of the law.Los policías deben servir como protectores de la ley.
2. (legal)
a. el tutor
(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).
, la tutora
(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).
(of a child)
Any attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.Cualquier asistente menor de 18 años debe ser acompañado por su padre o tutor legal.
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parent(
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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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