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American English: /ˈsɪstər/
British English: /ˈsɪstə/

Translation of sister in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (sibling)
    hermana (feminine)
    sister nation
    nación (feminine) hermana
    our sister newspaper
    un periódico de nuestro grupo
    sister ship
    buque (masculine) gemelo
    Example sentences
    • There was one room for my nine brothers and sisters and my parents.
    • An extremely quiet and gentle girl she went to Dublin with her sister after their parents passed away.
    • I witnessed the complete joy and ecstasy on family members faces as their son's or daughters, brothers or sisters strode out proudly with the best in the world and took part in sport.
    1.2 (woman comrade)
    compañera (feminine)
    camarada (feminine)
    (in feminist context) hermana (feminine)
    compañera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Some people around me - family, friends, associates, brothers and sisters in Christ - have died, and I can see that others are heading that way.
    • This is why we are turning to our colleagues, friends, and sisters for assistance.
    • I would like to remind my fellow brothers and sisters that their primary objective should be service delivery and the eradication of poverty.
    Example sentences
    • I don't think, with apologies to my feminist sisters, that Martha got different treatment because she's a woman.
    • Eighteenth and nineteenth-century feminists are ‘our sisters, our contemporaries’.
    • However, what is called ‘Gender Archaeology’ is actually feminist archaeology - sisters are doing it for themselves.
    1.3 (as form of address) (US) [slang]
    tía (Spain) [colloquial]
    mana (Mexico) [colloquial]
    piba (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    galla (Chile) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Look, I wanted to write a book about smart, sassy, sexy sisters with issues like everybody else has.
    • Catering was one of the most successful early business ventures for Blacks, and sisters were the first ones to try their hands at it.
    • All my sisters who want a Black revolution don't care
  • 2 2.1 (nun)
    hermana (feminine)
    monja (feminine)
    (before name) hermana
    Sister Petra
    la hermana Petra
    Sor Petra
    the Sisters of Mercy
    las Hermanas de la Caridad
    Example sentences
    • The move would also have the result, so far scarcely noted, of undermining the teaching orders of priests and religious sisters.
    • It will mark the end of an era for the religious order of sisters, who 31 years ago set up the centre in the parlour of their convent.
    • An order of Zambian religious sisters now manages both the hospital and the training centre.
    Example sentences
    • The public consultation called for a ‘modern matron figure’ in hospitals, and ward sisters or charge nurses will be given authority to resolve clinical issues.
    • Each ward will have three senior sisters, sisters, staff nurses and healthcare assistants in the team on hand to help and advise patients.
    • We contacted a sister or charge nurse in each department.
    2.2 (nurse) (British)
    enfermera (feminine) jefe or jefa (a cargo de una o más salas)
    nurse (feminine) (Uruguay)
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