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"Padre" is a noun which is often translated as "father", and "sus hijos" is a phrase which is often translated as "his children". Learn more about the difference between "padre" and "sus hijos" below.
padre(
pah
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dreh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (relative)
a. father
Mi padre y mi madre nacieron ambos en 1960.My father and my mother were both born in 1960.
2. (religious)
a. father (priest)
Busco al padre Guillermo para confesarme.I'm looking for father William so that I can confess.
b. Father (god)
Nuestro padre perdona nuestros pecados.Our Father forgives our sins.
3. (founder)
a. father
Son considerados los padres de la patria.They are considered the fathers of the country.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (very big)
a. huge
Hicieron un desastre padre.They made a huge mess.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fantastic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. great
La película estuvo muy padre.The movie was really great.
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esa camiseta es muy padre. ¿Te costó muy cara?That T-shirt is really cool. Was it very expensive?
c. nice
¡Qué padre es estar de vacaciones!It's so nice to be on vacation!
padres
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (relatives)
a. parents
Mis padres acaban de cumplir su aniversario de 30 años.My parents just celebrated their 30th anniversary.
b. mother and father
Mis padres se conocieron en la universidad.My mother and father met in college.
c. mom and dad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este domingo voy a casa de mis padres.I'm going to my mom and dad's this Sunday.
d. mum and dad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Todavía vivo con mis padres.I still live with my mum and dad.
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sus hijos(
soos
 
ee
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hohs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (males and females; third person singular)
a. his children
Jaime fue a recoger a sus hijos a la escuela.Jaime went to pick up his children from school.
b. his sons and daughters
Alan y sus hijos están en el parque.Alan and his sons and daughters are at the park.
c. her children
Ayer me encontré a Paula y a sus hijos en el restaurante de hamburguesas.Yesterday, I saw Paula and her children at the burger restaurant.
d. her sons and daughters
Alicia le dejó toda su herencia a sus hijos.Alicia left her entire fortune to her sons and daughters.
2. (only males; third person singular)
a. his sons
Sus hijos se llaman Carlos y David.His sons are called Carlos and David.
b. her sons
Lorena llevó a sus hijos a su clase de fútbol.Lorena took her kids to their soccer practice.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(males and females; second person singular)
a. your children
Lo felicito, sus hijos son personas ejemplares.Congratulations, your children are exemplary people.
b. your sons and daughters
Sus hijos le prepararon una sorpresa por su cumpleaños, Sr. Vera.Your sons and daughters made a surprise for your birthday, Mr. Vera.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(only males; second person singular)
a. your sons
Sus hijos se parecen mucho a usted.Your sons look a lot like you.
5. (males and females; third person plural)
a. their children
María e Iñaki adoran a sus hijos.Maria and Iñaki adore their children.
b. their sons and daughters
Sus hijos viven en el extranjero.Their sons and daughters live overseas.
6. (only males; third person plural)
a. their sons
Luisa y José salieron de vacaciones con sus hijos.Luisa and Jose went on vacation with their sons.
7. (males and females; second person plural)
a. your children
Nuestra hija se llama Julieta. ¿Cómo se llaman sus hijos?Our daughter's name is Julieta. What are your children's names?
b. your sons and daughters
Creo que sus hijos van a la misma escuela que los nuestros. ¡Qué coincidencia!I think that your sons and daughters go to the same school as our children. What a coincidence!
8. (only males; second person plural)
a. your sons
¿Cuántos años tienen sus hijos?How old are your sons?
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