pariente

el pariente, la parienta(
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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. (family member)
a. relative
Unos parientes de mi esposo van a venir a pasar Navidad con nosotros este año.Some of my husband's relatives are coming to spend Christmas with us this year.
Esa mujer es pariente lejana mía.That woman is a distant relative of mine.
b. relation
¿Tienes parientes cercanos en la ciudad?Do you have close relations in the city?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(spouse)
a. missus
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
Horacio va a todas partes con la parienta.Horacio goes everywhere with his missus.
b. hubby
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
El pariente le da todos los gustos.Her hubby indulges her every whim.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (connected through family)
a. related
Soy pariente del protagonista de esta película.I'm related to the protagonist of this movie.
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pariente
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (familiar)
a. relation, relative
pariente cercano o próximoclose relative
parientes más cercanosnext of kin
pariente lejanodistant relative
parientea parienta
(familiar) relative; relation
un medio pariente a distant relative o relation; un pariente pobre a poor relation; es un pariente político he's related to me by marriage; los parientes políticos the in-laws
el pariente the old man (familiar); my hubby (familiar)
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