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familiar

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el familiar, la familiar(
fah
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mee
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lyahr
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (relation)
a. relative
Estoy muy orgullosa que uno de mis familiares ha ganado el torneo.I am very proud that one of my relatives won the tournament.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (relation)
a. family
Nos juntamos todos para la reunión familiar el verano pasado.We all gathered together for the family reunion last summer.
3. (amiable)
a. friendly
Su trato es demasiado familiar para mi gusto.He is overly friendly, if you ask me.
4. (known)
a. familiar
¿Te resulta familiar ese chico tan guapo?Does that handsome guy look familiar to you?
5. (homelike)
a. homey
Lo mejor de ese hotel es su ambiente familiar.The best thing about that hotel is its homey atmosphere.
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familiar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (de familia)
a. family
reunión familiarfamily gathering
2. (en el trato; agradable)
a. friendly
3. (en demasía)
a. overly familiar
4. (lenguaje, estilo)
a. informal, colloquial
5. (conocido)
a. familiar
su cara me es o me resulta familiarher face looks familiar
6. (tamaño)
a. family-sized
un envase familiara family pack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
7. (general)
a. relative, relation
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familiar
adjective
1 (de la familia) family
lazos familiares family ties; creció en un ambiente familiar muy alegre he grew up in a very happy family environment
pensión Sol, ambiente familiar pensión Sol, friendly atmosphere
coche familiar estate car; station wagon; (EEUU) dioses familiares household gods; envase familiar family-sized o family pack; en la pensión recibes un trato familiar in the guesthouse they treat you like one of the family
2 (conocido) familiar
tu cara me resulta familiar your face looks familiar
3 [+lenguaje, término] colloquial
(pariente) relative; relation
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