Share this entry
American English: /ˈməðər/
British English: /ˈmʌðə/

Translation of mother in Spanish:


  • (as form of address)
    madre [dated]
    (to nun) madre
    an expectant mother
    una mujer embarazada
    una futura madre or mamá
    an unmarried mother
    una madre soltera
    mother of three killed in a blast
    madre de familia muere en una explosión
    she was a second mother to me
    fue como una segunda madre para mí
    he's a mother's boy
    es un niño or un nene de mamá [colloquial]
    they all died, every mother's son (of them)
    se murieron absolutamente todos
    some mothers do have them (British)
    ¡hay cada idiota suelto por el mundo!
    shall I be mother? (British)
    ¿sirvo yo?
    mother love
    amor (masculine) de (la) madre
    mother plane/ship
    avión (masculine) /buque (masculine) nodriza
    Example sentences
    • ‘Mother,’ said the conductor, ‘do you want to go to Denver?’
    Example sentences
    • Sr. Elizabeth Ann Eckert is the new reverend mother of the Anglican Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, succeeding Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert.
    • Mother Aquinas faced the decision with great courage and tact.

transitive verb

adjective predicative

  • (US) [colloquial]
    como Dios lo ( or me etc. ) trajo al mundo [colloquial]
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.