Share this entry

Share this page

son

Pronunciation: /sʌn/

Translation of son in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (male child) hijo (masculine) 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
    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/como título de cortesía) hijo my son hijo mío

Definition of son in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day llanero
m,f
plainsman …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.