Translation of brother in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌðər; ˈbrʌðə(r)/


  • 1.1 (relative) hermano (masculine) do you have any brothers and sisters? ¿tienes hermanos? I do love you, but like a brother te quiero como a un hermano, nada más the Jones brothers [literary/literario], the brothers Jones los hermanos Jones
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    • To Tara's parents, brothers and sisters, relations and friends we offer our deepest sympathies and wish upon her the light of Heaven.
    • She is mourned by her son, daughters, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law relatives and friends.
    • Children are encouraged to attend with parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and pets to direct their own family portrait.
    1.2 (male comrade) compañero (masculine)
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    • Others were from rugby teammates, fraternity brothers, business associates, and boyfriends.
    • I would like to remind my fellow brothers and sisters in the ANC that their primary objective should be service delivery and the eradication of poverty.
    • I now know that my fellow brothers and sisters, the lawyers of New Zealand, will be in a position to practise in front of the highest court of our country.
    1.3 (as form of address/como título de cortesía) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], hermano [colloquial/familiar], tío (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], mano (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Almost overnight, brothers shifted from Black Power chic to gangster buffoon.
    • I'm only picking on the brothers who wear the bling because of hip-hop's wide-reaching and conspicuous influence.
    • We didn't connect like the brothers would here.
    1.4 [Religion/Religión] hermano (masculine)
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    • My desire is that Protestants would see me as a friend and a brother in Christ.
    • Brothers in Christ means white brothers in Christ in many cases.
    • But I ask you as a brother in Christ to cease attacking my character and my mental stability.
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    • He had become a brother in the Carmelite order right after he had gotten out of high school.
    • The order also has 400 brothers and about 1,000 lay members.
    • The other prison, the Curragh, in Co Kildare, takes offenders who are priests and religious brothers.


  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (oh) brother! ¡Dios mío!

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