maternal
maternal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (motherly)
a. maternal
Her maternal instincts kicked in when she babysat her friend's baby.Su instinto maternal salió a relucir cuando cuidaba al bebé de su amiga.
2. (genealogy)
a. materno
My maternal grandfather is bald, so there is a chance that I'll lose my hair too.Mi abuelo materno es calvo, así que hay probabilidades de que pierda mi cabello también.
b. por parte de madre
One of my maternal aunts agreed to finance my studies.Una de mis tías por parte de madre aceptó financiar mis estudios.
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maternal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feelings, instinct, love)
a. maternal
2. (relative, genes)
a. materno(a)
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maternal [məˈtɜːnl]
adjective
1 (motherly) [+woman, behaviour, instinct] maternal; [+feelings, love] maternal; de madre
2 (on the mother's side) materno por parte de madre; (por parte de madre)
maternal aunt tía (f) materna por parte de madre; (por parte de madre) maternal grandfather abuelo (m) materno por parte de madre; (por parte de madre)
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. maternal (instinct)
Laura está deseando tener un hijo porque tiene un instinto maternal muy fuerte.Laura is eager to have a child because she has a strong maternal instinct.
b. motherly (love)
El amor maternal es fundamental para que un niño crezca feliz.Motherly love is essential for a child to grow happy.
c. maternity (leave)
Sara solicitó la baja maternal cuando le quedaba un mes para dar a luz.Sara applied for maternity leave one month before she was due to give birth.
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maternal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. motherly, maternal
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maternal
adjective
[+instinto] maternal; [+amor] motherly; maternal; [+leche] mother's; [+faja, sujetador] maternity
es recomendable llevar una faja maternal
baja maternal maternity leave
derecho a percibir ninguna prestación económica por baja maternal no tiene derecho a percibir ninguna prestación económica por baja maternal
(Caribe) (guardería) nursery
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Phrases with "maternal"
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maternal grandmother
abuela materna
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