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tío also: tía
masculino, femenino

Translation of tío in English:

Example sentences
  • Su tío político había saciado sus más bajos instintos, una y otra vez.
  • Bueno hasta que al fin habló el tío Tudela.
  • Hacía el papel de Little Eva en La cabaña del tío Tom.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day


    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.