An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. maternal
Mi abuela materna se llamaba Ana, mi madre se llama Ana y yo también.My maternal grandmother's name was Ana, my mother's name is Ana, and my name is Ana too.
b. motherly
El amor materno no se puede igualar a ningún otro sentimiento.Motherly love can't be matched by any other feeling.
c. mother's
Muchos expertos están de acuerdo en que la leche materna es mejor para un bebé que el biberón.Many experts agree that mother's milk is better for babies than a bottle.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. maternal
lengua maternamother tongue
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[+lengua] mother; [+amor, tono] motherly; maternal
le riñó con tonillo materno
[+casa] mother's
el hogar materno one's childhood home; el útero materno the mother's womb; abuelo materno maternal grandfather; grandfather on one's mother's side; leche materna mother's milk; hospital materno-infantil maternity hospital
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Phrases with "materno"
Here are the most popular phrases with "materno." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
apellido materno
mother's last name
abuelo materno
maternal grandfather
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