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hermano
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hermano(
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mah
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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. brother
Mi hermano vive en Seoul, Corea del Sur.My brother lives in Seoul, South Korea.
2. (member of a religious order)
a. brother
Hermano, ¿a qué hora llega el padre?Brother, at what time does the priest arrive?
b. friar
Vimos al hermano viejo caminando por el bosque.We saw the old friar walking through the forest.
3. (one of a pair)
a. pair
No encuentro el hermano de este zapato en ningún lado.I can't find the pair for this shoe anywhere.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. brother
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Oye, hermano, ¿me prestas cinco pesos?Hey, brother, can you lend me five pesos?
b. bro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Cálmate, hermano!Take it easy, bro!
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Hermano, no quieres meterte conmigo.Mate, you don't want to mess with me.
hermanos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (relatives)
a. siblings (mixed gender)
Dos de mis hermanos viven en California.Two of my siblings live in California.
b. brothers (masculine)
Mis hermanos siempre me toman el pelo.My brothers are always teasing me.
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hermano
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ciudades hermanastwin towns sister cities
dos pueblos hermanos como México y Españatwo countries with close ties, such as Mexico and Spain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. brother, sister
todos los hermanos se parecen mucho entre síall the brothers and sisters look very much alike
son medio hermanasthey're half sisters
hermanos gemelostwin brothers
hermano mayorolder o big brother
hermanos mellizostwin brothers
hermano menoryounger o little brother
hermano políticobrother-in-law
hermanos siamesesSiamese twins
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hermanoa hermana
adjective
[+barco] sister
ciudades hermanas twin towns
1 brother/sister
por favor, indique el número de hermanos/as please state number of siblings; somos hermanos de madre we have the same mother; medio hermano half-brother/sister; primo hermano first cousin; mis hermanos (solo chicos) my brothers; (chicos y chicas) my brothers and sisters; Gonzalo y Luís son como hermanos Gonzalo and Luís are like brothers; Rosa y Fernando son como hermanos Rosa and Fernando are like brother and sister
hermano/a carnal full brother/sister
hermano de armas brother-in-arms
hermano/a de leche foster brother/sister
hermano/a de sangre blood brother/sister
hermano/a gemelo/a twin brother/sister
hermano/a mayor elder brother/sister; big brother/sister (familiar)
hermano/a político/a brother-in-law/sister-in-law
hermanos/as siameses/as Siamese twins
2 (Religión) brother/sister;hermanos brethren
hermano/a lego/a lay brother/sister
3 [de un par] pair
no encuentro el hermano de este calcetín I can't find the pair for this sock
4 (Latinoamérica) (espectro) ghost
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