abuelo
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abuelo(
ah
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bweh
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loh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (relative)
a. grandfather
Mi abuelo materno es el hombre más sabio que conozco.My maternal grandfather is the wisest man I know.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(geezer)
a. old man
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Vamos abuelo, que todavía no es hora de dormir.Come on old man, it isn't time for bed yet.
abuelos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (relatives)
a. grandparents
Mis abuelos viven en un pueblito en Italia.My grandparents live in a little town in Italy.
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abuelo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (familiar)
a. grandfather, grandmother
abuelosgrandparents
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela!pull the other one!
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
éramos pocos y parió la abuelathat was all we needed
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no necesitar abuelato be full of oneself
5. (anciano; hombre)
a. old man, old person
6. (mujer)
a. old woman, old person
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abueloa abuela
1 (pariente) grandfather/grandmother
mis abuelos my grandparents; ¡tu abuela! rubbish!
¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela! pull the other one! (familiar); go tell that to the marines!; (EEUU)
no necesitar abuela to blow one's own trumpet
(éramos pocos) y parió la abuela and that was the last straw; and that was all we needed
no tener abuela to be full of o.s.
2 (anciano) old man/old woman
está hecho un abuelo he looks like an old man
3 (antepasado) ancestor; forbear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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