- IPA(key): /aˈbwela/, [aˈβwela]
- (dialectal) IPA(key): /aˈwela/
- (dialectal) IPA(key): /aɡˈwela/, [aɣˈwela]
- Rhymes: -ela
The noun abuelo 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.
- abuelita (diminutive)