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

Translation of orphan in Spanish:


  • 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)
    Example 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.

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
    Example 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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