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elderly

Pronunciation: /ˈeldərli; ˈeldəli/

Translation of elderly in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • mayor, de edad, anciano an elderly lady una señora mayor or de edad, una anciana many of the residents are elderly muchos de los residentes son mayores or ancianos or de edad
    Example sentences
    • It would exclude blood relatives such as an elderly brother and sister living together.
    • If you have an elderly neighbour or relative, look out for them in the winter months.
    • It was being driven by an elderly lady with grey hair and had a female passenger with long, dark hair.

plural noun/nombre plural

  • the elderly los ancianos

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