Translation of orphan in Spanish:
- to make/leave somebody an orphandejar huérfano a alguienhe was left an orphanquedó huérfano(before noun) orphan childExample sentences
- She grew up an orphan, her parents having been killed in a battle which overtook their hometown.
- The Earl had suggested that David pretend to be an orphan whose parents had been American gentility.
- This three-month old baby escaped with a fractured wrist, but is now an orphan as both parents were killed.
- (usually passive) she was orphaned at the age of twoquedó huérfana a los dos añoshundreds of children were orphaned by the accidentel accidente dejó huérfanos a cientos de niñosExample sentences
- By the time he was a young teenager, he and his brother were orphaned, alone and destitute.
- The boy who is an orphan was orphaned when his parents died in short succession in 1992.
- He was orphaned at the age of nine, and got a job as a cabin boy, and through sheer hard graft, worked his way up the ranks.
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