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"Hermana" is a noun which is often translated as "sister", and "tengo tres hermanos" is a phrase which is often translated as "I have three brothers". Learn more about the difference between "hermana" and "tengo tres hermanos" below.
hermana(
ehr
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mah
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nah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (relative)
a. sister
Llevé un vestido precioso para la boda de mi hermana.I wore a beautiful dress for my sister's wedding.
2. (religious)
a. sister
Las hermanas hacen mucho trabajo caritativo en la comunidad.The sisters do a lot of charity work in the community.
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tengo tres hermanos
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I have three male relatives)
a. I have three brothers
Tengo tres hermanos que se llaman Diego, Fernando y Santiago.I have three brothers called Diego, Fernando, and Santiago.
2. (I have three relatives)
a. I have three siblings
Tengo tres hermanos; dos hermanas mayores y un hermano menor.I have three siblings; two older sisters, and a younger brother.
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