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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrfən; ˈɔːfən/

Translation of orphan in Spanish:


  • huérfano, (masculine, feminine) to make/leave sb an orphan dejar huérfano a algn he was left an orphan quedó huérfano (before noun/delante del nombre) orphan child (niño) huérfano, (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) she was orphaned at the age of two quedó huérfana a los dos años hundreds of children were orphaned by the accident el accidente dejó huérfanos a cientos de niños

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