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"Uncle" is a noun which is often translated as "el tío", and "aunt" is a noun which is often translated as "la tía". Learn more about the difference between "uncle" and "aunt" below.
uncle(
uhng
-
kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. 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).
My uncle Pablo is my mother's eldest brother.Mi tío Pablo es el hermano mayor de mi madre.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(I give up)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. me rindo
He cried "uncle" when we surrounded him.Gritó "me rindo" cuando lo rodeamos.
b. me doy por vencido
Uncle! Come on, let me go!¡Me doy por vencido! ¡Vamos, suéltame!
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aunt(
ahnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. la tía
(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).
We have lunch with my aunt every Sunday.Todos los domingos comemos con mi tía.
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