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American English: /ˈɛldərli/
British English: /ˈɛldəli/

Translation of elderly in Spanish:


  • 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

  • the elderly
    los ancianos

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