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Feminine singularofhuérfano(noun)
Feminine singularofhuérfano(adjective)


el huérfano, la huérfana(
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. (person without parents)
a. orphan
La guerra dejó atrás miles de huérfanos.War left thousands of orphans behind.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (without parents)
a. orphan
Elisa ha adoptado a dos niñas huérfanas.Elisa has adopted two orphan girls.
b. orphaned
Quedó huérfana cuando sus padres murieron en un accidente.She was orphaned when her parents died in an accident.
3. (without a father or without a mother)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me dio mucha tristeza saber que este niñito es huérfano de madre.I felt so sad when I learned that this little boy is a motherless child.
Mi amiga Helena vive solo con su mamá, porque es huérfana de padre.My friend Helena lives only with her mom, because she has lost her father.
4. (lacking)
a. bereft of
A su muerte, el país quedó huérfano de liderazgo.On her death, the country was left bereft of leadership.
b. starved of
No sabía adónde ir; se sintió perdido y huérfano de amor y afecto.He didn't know where to turn; he felt lost and starved of love and affection.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. orphan
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huérfanoa huérfana
1 [+niño] orphaned
una niña huérfana de madre a motherless child; a child that has lost her mother
2 (desprovisto)
huérfano de [+seguridad, protección] devoid of; [+cariño, amor] bereft of (formal); starved of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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