There are 2 translations of elder in Spanish:

elder1

Pronunciation: /ˈeldər; ˈeldə(r)/

adj

  • 1.1 (before noun/delante del nombre) [brother/sister] mayor the elder Miss Smith la mayor de las señoritas Smith which of them is the elder? (as pron) ¿cuál es el/la mayor?
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    • He was the one who wanted to sleep with his elder brother's wife.
    • His elder brother Ian joined the army and became a lieutenant-colonel in the SAS.
    • She is to be looked after as a mother and respected as an elder sister.
    1.2 (parent, ancestor) Brueghel/Pliny the Elder Brueghel/Plinio el Viejo

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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 2 translations of elder in Spanish:

elder2

n

  • 1 1.1 (older person) she's my elder by two years me lleva dos años, es dos años mayor que yo your elders and betters tus mayores
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    • He married at age 25 a woman 15 years his elder, and stayed with her for 29 years until she died.
    • He had a brother who was a Canon of Southwark Cathedral, and leaves a sister, a few years his elder, who still lives in the family house in Surrey.
    1.2 (senior person) the village/tribal elders los ancianos del pueblo/de la tribu an elder of the literary world un patriarca del mundo literario 1.3 [Religion/Religión] miembro (masculine) del consejo
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    • One of the tribe's elders remembered the Yawalapiti village used to be in a forest clearing near the Tuatuari River.
    • Closest to the fire sat the village elders and leaders, then sat the able-bodied men, and the outside of the huddle consisted of the women and children.
    • In Kabul, they were handed over to village chiefs and tribal elders who pledged to support the new administration.
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    • The church made its first momentous step toward diversity when the elders of the church in Jerusalem opened the Christian movement to gentiles.
    • The elders of Walton Evangelical Church led the induction service.
    • For example, Paul reminded the elders of the church of Ephesus of one saying of Jesus.
  • 2 [Botany/Botánica] saúco (masculine)
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    • A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.
    • In Prussia the coal of the alder, lime tree, poplar, elder, willow, hemp, and hazel is used for powder.
    • It connected us with a fruity hedge with brambles, rosehips, sloes, and a hundred yards of elders weighed down with berries.
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    • Ground elder is edible and was used as a medicinal herb in the Middle Ages to cure gout.
    • The back half of our garden is infested with ground elder.
    • Q. I have about 40 maple and box elder trees on my lot.

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.