mother
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mother(
muh
-
thuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. la madre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother was born in Chile, and my father in Texas.Mi madre nació en Chile y mi padre, en Texas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to give birth)
a. dar a luz
Our cat has mothered four kittens.Nuestra gata ha dado a luz a cuatro gatitos.
3. (to spoil)
a. mimar
My boyfriend loves being mothered by me.A mi novio le encanta que lo mime.
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mother
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la madre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
mother of sixmadre de seis hijos
Mother's DayDía de la Madre
mother countrymadre patria f
Mother Naturela madre naturaleza
2. (religion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mother Superiormadre superiora
mother tonguelengua materna
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. mimar
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mother [ˈmʌðəʳ]
noun
madre (f)
to be like a mother to sb ser como una madre para algn
transitive verb
(care for) cuidar como una madre; (spoil) mimar; consentir; (give birth to) parir; dar a luz;
modifier
mother country (n) patria (f); (more sentimentally) madre patria (f)
Mother Earth (n) la madre tierra
His favourite conversational topic was the ozone layer and the importance of saving Mother Earth
mother figure (n) figura (f) materna; figura (f) de la madre
Mother Goose (n) la Oca
mother hen (n) gallina (f) madre
mother love (n) amor (m) maternal
Mother Nature (n) la madre Naturaleza
Mother's Day (n) Día (m) de la Madre
mother's help (n) niñera (f)
mother ship (n) buque (m) nodriza
Mother Superior (n) madre (f) superiora
mother tongue (n) lengua (f) materna
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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