Translation of son in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /sʌn/


  • 1.1 (male child) hijo (m) her youngest/eldest son su hijo menor/mayor she has two sons tiene dos hijos he's his father's/mother's son es digno hijo de su padre/madre the son and heir el heredero the Son of Man/God el Hijo del Hombre/de Dios God, the Son Dios Hijo
    More example sentences
    • Throughout their relationship, they had been the main parents to four sons, all of whom had been conceived in previous marriages.
    • In many cultures, the couple relationship is secondary to the relationship with parents, especially between sons and mothers.
    • A lecturer who survived the tsunami disaster lost her husband, both her sons and her parents in the tragedy.
    1.2 (as form of address) hijo my son hijo mío

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