tía
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tía(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (relative)
a. aunt
Vamos a visitar a mi tía Elena esta tarde.We are going to visit my aunt Elena this afternoon.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(female)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. lady
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Tu jefa es una tía batalladora!Your boss is some feisty lady!
b. chick
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Vaya tía buena!What a hot chick!
c. woman
Esa tía está pendiente a su celular y no está mirando donde camina.That woman is on her phone and isn't paying attention to where she's going.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Oye, tía! No me falles ahora.Come on! Don't let me down now.
¡Escucha, tía! No le hagas caso.Hey, listen! Don't take any notice of him.
b. love
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Oye, tía! No es para tanto.Look, love! It's not such a big deal.
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