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padre

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padre(
pah
-
dreh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
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).
adjective
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)
(extremely good)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express approval)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. great
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Hiciste pastel de chocolate de postre? ¡Padre!Did you make chocolate cake for dessert? Great!
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Acabé lo que tenía que hacer y puedo ir contigo al cine. - ¡Padre!I finished what I had to do and can go with you to the movies. - Cool!
c. nice
Hace un tiempo estupendo y me baño todos los días en el mar. - ¡Padre! ¡Qué envidia!The weather is great and I swim in the sea every day. - Nice! I'm so jealous!
padres
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (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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padre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (hombre)
a. father
2. (colloquial)
a.
de padre y muy señor míoincredible, tremendous
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
hacer padre a alguiento make somebody a happy man
padre de familiahead of the family
padre políticofather-in-law
padresparents
4. (religion)
a. father
Santo PadreHoly Father, Pope
padre espiritualconfessor
Padres de la IglesiaFathers of the Christian Church
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (general)
a. incredible, tremendous
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
se armó el lío padrethere was a terrible o huge fuss
fue el cachondeo padreit was a great laugh
b. great
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
está muy padreit's really great o fantastic
padre
1 (progenitor) father; (Zoología) father; sire
lo quiero como a un padre I love him as you would a father; su señor padre your father; Gutiérrez padre Gutiérrez senior; the elder Gutiérrez
de padre y muy señor mío
una paliza de padre y muy señor mío an almighty thrashing; the father and mother of a thrashing
no tiene padre ni madre, ni perrito que le ladre he is (all) alone in the world
padre de familia family man; (Jur) head of a household
padre de pila
padre político father-in-law
padre soltero single father
2 padres (padre y madre) parents
3 (Religión) father
el Padre Las Casas Father Las Casas
padre espiritual confessor
Padre Nuestro Lord's Prayer; Our Father
Padre Santo Holy Father
padres de la Iglesia Church Fathers
4 [de disciplina] father
es el padre de la lingüística moderna he is the father of modern linguistics
5
¡mi padre! you don't say! (familiar); ¡tu padre! up yours! (muy_familiar); ¡eres mi padre! you're a marvel!
adjective
(enorme) huge
un éxito padre a huge success; se armó un lío padre there was an almighty row; darse una vida padre to live the life of Riley (familiar)
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