hermana

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See also: hermaná

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

hermana f (plural hermanes)

  1. sister, female equivalent of hermanu

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɾˈmana/, [eɾˈma.na]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

hermana f (plural hermanas, masculine hermano, masculine plural hermanos)

  1. female equivalent of hermano (sister)
Usage notes[edit]

The noun hermano is like most 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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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

hermana

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of hermanar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of hermanar.