ancestry
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ancestry(
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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. (general)
a. la ascendencia
(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).
Imelda is of African and Spanish ancestry.Imelda es de ascendencia africana y española.
People of Chinese ancestry have a high likelihood of being lactose intolerant.Las personas de ascendencia china tienen una probabilidad alta de ser intolerantes a la lactosa.
b. los antepasados
(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).
Mark investigated his ancestry and was surprised to learn that his wife was a distant cousin.Marcos investigó a sus antepasados y se sorprendió al enterarse de que su esposa era una prima lejana.
c. el linaje
(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).
Madame Baillon was one of the few French pioneers from France of noble ancestry.Madame Baillon fue una de las pocas pioneras francesas de noble linaje.
d. la genealogía
(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).
In researching her ancestry, Ana found her great-great-grandmother was an Adelita in the Mexican Revolution.Al investigar su genealogía, Ana descubrió que su tatarabuela fue una Adelita en la Revolución Mexicana.
e. el abolengo
(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).
Her husband was noble by title and ancestry.Su esposo era noble por título y por abolengo.
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ancestry
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (descent)
a. el linaje m, abolengo
(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).
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ancestry [ˈænsɪstrɪ]
noun
(lineage) ascendencia (f); linaje (m); (noble birth) abolengo (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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