sister
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sister(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. la hermana
(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).
I'm going to the beach with my sister and my brother.Voy a ir a la playa con mi hermana y mi hermano.
b. la ñaña
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Did you see my sister playing around here?¿Viste a mi ñaña jugando por aquí?
2. (nun)
a. la hermana
(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).
The mission has 26 sisters living in the convent.La misión tiene 26 hermanas viviendo en el convento.
3. (medicine) (United Kingdom)
a. la enfermera
(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).
She told the nursing sister that she also suffered from diabetes.Le contó a la enfermera que también sufría de diabetes.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(friend)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la hermana
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Let's go party, sister!¡Vámonos de fiesta, hermana!
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sister
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sibling)
a. la hermana
(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).
sister companyempresa asociada
sister shipbuque gemelo
2. (nun)
a. la hermana
(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).
sister Teresasor Teresa, la hermana Teresa
3. (nurse)
a. la enfermera jefe
(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).
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sister [ˈsɪstəʳ]
noun
1 (relation) hermana (f)
my little sister mi hermana pequeña; my brothers and sisters mis hermanos
2 (Britain) (Med) (also nursing sister) enfermera (f) jefe
3 (Rel) hermana (f); (before name) sor (f)
the Sisters of Charity las Hermanas de la Caridad
4 (US)
listen sister! ¡mira, hermana!; ¡mira, tía or colega! (very_informal); (Esp)
modifier
sister city (n) (US) ciudad (f) gemela
sister college (n) colegio (m) hermano
sister company (n) empresa (f) hermana; empresa (f) asociada
sister nation (n) nación (f) hermana
sister organization (n) organización (f) hermana
sister ship (n) barco (m) gemelo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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