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brother

brother(
bruh
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thuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (relative)
a. el hermano
(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).
(M)
My brother is two years younger than me.Mi hermano es dos años menor que yo.
b. el ñaño
(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).
(M)
Is that your brother? You guys are identical!¿Él es tu ñaño? ¡Son idénticos!
2. (religious)
a. el hermano
(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).
(M)
Brother Rafael is the abbey's director.El hermano Rafael es el director de la abadía.
3. (form of address)
a. el hermano
(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).
(M)
Let's play some soccer, brother!¡Juguemos un poco de fútbol, hermano!
b. el compadre
(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).
(M)
Hey, brother. How's it going?Hola, compadre. ¿Qué onda?
c. el mano
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Brother, can you help me out with these boxes?Mano, ¿me ayudas con estas cajas?
d. 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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Brother, can you spare some money?Tío, ¿me puede dar algo de dinero?
4. (comrade)
a. el colega
(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).
(M)
We are in contact with the brothers of the same association in other countries.Estamos en contacto con los colegas de la misma asociación en otros países.
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brother
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el hermano
(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).
(M)
brother [ˈbrʌðəʳ]
noun
also (Rel) hermano (m); (Trade Union etc) compañero (m)
hey, brother! ¡oye, colega! (informal); ¡oye, tío! (informal); (Esp) oh, brother! ¡vaya hombre!
they're brothers under the skin
modifier
brother workers (n) colegas (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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