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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌðər; ˈmʌðə(r)/

Translation of mother in Spanish:


  • madre (feminine); (as form of address/como título de cortesía) madre [anticuado], mamá; (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/familiar] they all died, every mother's son (of them) se murieron absolutamente todos some mothers do have them (British English/inglés británico) ¡hay cada idiota suelto por el mundo! shall I be mother? (British English/inglés británico) ¿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/verbo transitivo


  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] como Dios lo ( or me etc) trajo al mundo [colloquial/familiar]

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