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orphan
American English: /ˈɔrfən/
British English: /ˈɔːf(ə)n/

Translation of orphan in Spanish:

noun

  • huérfano, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    to make/leave somebody an orphan
    dejar huérfano a alguien
    he was left an orphan
    quedó huérfano
    (before noun) orphan child
    (niño) huérfano, ((niña) huérfana) (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb

  • (usually passive) 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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