Translation of mum in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /mʌm/


  • 1 (mother) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], mamá (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]; (as form of address/como título de cortesía) mamá
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    • Whether you want to compete or simply collect mums, the National Chrysanthemum Society has 43 chapters across the country.
    • Saint Mary's Church was decorated with pink and white mums.
    • Autumn's butterflies - fritillaries and migrating monarchs - match the burnt-orange mums just beginning to bloom.
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    • Her comparison of older mothers to teenage mums and her call for government intervention is likely to prove highly controversial.
    • Here we speak to a first-time mum, a mother of four and that other essential to baby-making, a father, about their experiences of life after childbirth.
    • Like his mum - and her mother before her - Tom suffers from aura migraines.

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