parent

USAGE NOTE
When talking about more than one parent, the masculine plural "padres" is used in Spanish.
parent(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (relative)
a. el padre
(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).
(M)
Being a parent is the hardest thing I have ever done.Ser padre es la cosa más difícil que he hecho.
If you fail the test, it must be signed by a parent.Si no aprueban el examen, tiene que firmarlo uno de sus padres.
b. 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).
(F)
I don't want people to judge me as a bad parent.No quiero que la gente me tache de mala madre.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (main)
a. principal
The parent company's headquarters are located in Madrid.La sede central de la compañía principal se sitúa en Madrid.
parents
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (general)
a. los padres
(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).
(M)
I grew up in Florida, but my parents are from Cuba.Crecí en Florida, pero mis padres son de Cuba.
b. los papás
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Did your parents give you permission to go to the concert?¿Tus papás te dieron permiso para ir al concierto?
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parent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (father)
a. el padre
(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).
(M)
2. (mother)
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).
(F)
parentspadres mpl
parent companyempresa matriz
parent-teacher associationasociación de padres de alumnos y profesores, ≃ APA f
parent [ˈpɛərənt]
noun
padre (m)/madre (f);parents padres (m);
adjective
the parent plant la planta madre
modifier
parent company (n) casa (f) matriz
parent teacher association (n) asociación (f) de padres de familia y profesores
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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