Translation of hijo in English:




  • 3 (como apelativo) ¡hijo, por Dios! (hablándole a un niño) for heaven's sake, child! (hablándole a un adulto) for heaven's sake, Pedro ( o Luis etc)! ¡hijo de mi alma! ¡cómo te has mojado! oh darling, you're soaking wet!
  • 4 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] (como interjección) ¡hijo! or ¡hijos! aún no funciona damn! it still isn't working [colloquial/familiar] ¡hijo! ¡es una víbora! jeez! (AmE) o (BrE) bloody hell! it's a snake! [slang/argot]

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