sobrino

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See also: sobriño

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

sōbrīnō

  1. dative singular of sōbrīnus
  2. ablative singular of sōbrīnus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sōbrīnus "maternal cousin" (compare Galician sobriño, Portuguese sobrinho).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sobrino m (plural sobrinos, feminine sobrina)

  1. nephew (niece for the feminine form)

Usage notes[edit]

The noun sobrino is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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