tío

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See also: tio, tió, and tio-

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

tío m (plural tíos, feminine tía, feminine plural tías)

  1. uncle
    O meutío é o irmá da miña nai ou do meu pai
    My uncle is my mother's or father's brother.
  2. (colloquial) Unknown male person, dude, guy.
    E ese tío gritoume.
    And that guy yelled to me.
  3. mister (title conferred on an adult male)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin thius, from Ancient Greek θεῖος (theîos). Compare Italian zio, Portuguese tio, Sardinian tiu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tío m (plural tíos, feminine tía, feminine plural tías)

  1. uncle; the brother or sibling of any of both parents.
    Mi tío es el hermano de mi madre o de mi padre.
    My uncle is my mother's or father's brother.
  2. (colloquial, Spain) Unknown male person, dude, guy.
    Y ese tío me gritó.
    And that guy yelled to me.
  3. (colloquial, Spain) Friend, mate, pal, old stick
    Tío. Me puedes ayudar un momento.
    Can you help me a moment, mate.
  4. mister (title conferred on an adult male)

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The noun tío 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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