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uncle
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uncle(
uhng
-
kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el tío
(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).
My uncle Pablo is my mother's eldest brother.Mi tío Pablo es el hermano mayor de mi madre.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(I give up)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. me rindo
He cried "uncle" when we surrounded him.Gritó "me rindo" cuando lo rodeamos.
b. me doy por vencido
Uncle! Come on, let me go!¡Me doy por vencido! ¡Vamos, suéltame!
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uncle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el tío
(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).
Uncle Samel Tío Sam
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uncle [ˈʌŋkl]
noun
1 tío (m)
my uncle and aunt mis tíos; Uncle Sam el tío Sam personificación de EE.UU.; (personificación de EE.UU.) Uncle Tom (US) negro que trata de congraciarse con los blancos
to cry or say uncle (US) rendirse; darse por vencido
2 (fence) perista (informal) (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "uncles"
Here are the most popular phrases with "uncles." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
aunts and uncles
tíos
my uncles
mis tíos
uncles and aunts
tíos y tías
my parents are older than my aunts and uncles
mis padres son mayores que mis tíos
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