familiar
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familiar(
fuh
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mihl
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yuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (known)
a. familiar
This tune sounds familiar.Esta melodía me suena familiar.
b. conocido
He has a familiar face, but I don't remember where I have seen him.Su cara me resulta conocida, pero no recuerdo dónde lo vi.
2. (common)
a. común
Although the tomato is a familiar food in Italian cooking, it is native to the Americas.Aunque el tomate es un alimento común en la cocina italiana, es originario de las Américas.
3. (informed)
a. familiarizado
I can read Russian, but I'm not very familiar with Russian poetry.Puedo leer ruso, pero no estoy muy familiarizado con la poesía rusa.
4. (intimate)
a. informal
Juana and her brother have so many inside jokes that I don't understand their familiar conversations.Juana y su hermano tienen tantas bromas privadas que no entiendo sus conversaciones informales.
b. de confianza
The politicians are on familiar terms, despite having such different views.Los políticos tienen una relación de confianza, a pesar de tener opinones tan distintas.
5. (too informal)
a. confianzudo
My grandmother doesn't like my friends' familiar behavior towards their elders.A mi abuela no le gusta el comportamiento confianzudo de mis amigos hacia sus mayores.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He got too familiar with his employees and they stopped respecting his authority.Se tomó demasiadas confianzas con los empleados y dejaron de respetar su autoridad.
Juan got too familiar with the waitress and she responded with a glare.Juan se portó descaradamente con la mesera y ella le echó una mirada rayada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (witch's companion)
a. el espíritu familiar
(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).
They say that a witch lived in this house and that she had a familiar that took the form of a black cat.Se dice que una bruja vivía en esta casa y que tenía un espíritu familiar en forma de gato negro.
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familiar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (well-known)
a. familiar
a familiar faceun rostro familiar
2. (informal)
a. familiar
b. confianzudo(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to be on familiar terms with somebodyser íntimo(a) de alguien
to get too familiar with somebodytomarse demasiada confianza con alguien
3. (acquainted)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be familiar withestar familiarizado(a) con
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familiar [fəˈmɪlɪəʳ]
adjective
1 (well-known) [+face, person, place] conocido; familiar
his voice sounds familiar me suena (familiar) su voz; it doesn't sound familiar no me suena; to be on familiar ground estar en su elemento; dominar la materia
2 (common) [+experience, complaint, event] corriente; común
it's a familiar feeling es un sentimiento común
3 (well-acquainted)
to be familiar with estar familiarizado con; conocer; to make o.s. familiar with familiarizarse con
4 (intimate) [+tone of voice etc] íntimo; de confianza; [+language etc] familiar; (over-intimate) fresco; que se toma demasiadas confianzas
to be on familiar terms with sb tener confianza con algn; he got too familiar se tomó demasiadas confianzas
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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).
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).
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).
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).
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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