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How do you say "I have two sons"?

Check ¿Por qué el género masculino suele dominar a la hora de referirse a colectivos? Feminine is the "exclusive" gender, while masculine is the "inclusive". From RAE's guidelines ...
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The correct translation for "partner" in the context of a family?

Socio or socia is really for business partners, and although it can also be a slang term for a spouse or romantic partner, it's not universally understood and may sound too familiar. Compañero, ...
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Different ways to say "Grandpa" in (Mexican) Spanish?

I know grandfather is Abuelo, but are there more affectionate terms? In general, using the diminutive form of words in Latin American Spanish context is considered a form of affectionate variation. ...
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The correct translation for "partner" in the context of a family?

This post is part answer, part long comment on Pablo's ... Notice that he's from Argentina and I'm from Spain, we share a language but our actual cultural background differs. In Spain, based on my ...
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Palabras para antepasados lejanos

Aunque solo llega al grado 5 de parentesco la respuesta que buscas la tiene wikipedia en el articulo Anexo:Nomenclatura de parentesco en español Si alguien encuentra un nombre específico para el 6 ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

I do not know much about Ecuadorian way of speaking but since you asked about Colombia let me say this. We mainly use two forms: Usted and Vos. (there are many questions on this site about tuteo and ...
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¿Por qué un "hijo habido en buena guerra" es un hijo habido fuera del matrimonio y no al revés?

Yerros de amor, eslabonados por su difunto padre el Rey don Alonso en diferentes hijos habidos en buena guerra, dejaron á este príncipe desgraciado preparada la cadena de desdichas; [...]. ...
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How do you say "I have two sons"?

Tengo dos hijos varones, to make sure that both of my children are males. If I say ' tengo dos hijos', it may be understood that I may have one or two daughters, in case that I don't want to specify ...
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¿Cuál es la etimología de "tío"? ¿Por qué viene de una palabra griega que quiere decir "divino"?

Hay dos palabras θείος en griego antiguo, de distinta raíz. Una (cognado con feria, fiesta, feral, fanático, fano, profano): PIE *dʰéh₁s ("dios") → *dʰéh₁s-yo- → PH *tʰḗhyos → gr θεῖος ("divino")...
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What do I call my birth mother?

Ok here are the different contexts and words you can use: From the farthest to the closest context Señora - you don't acknowledge her as your family Madre - you acknowledge her as your progenitor ...
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Spanish equivalent of "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

Además de "de tal palo, tal astilla", que yo considero el más común en español de España, se me ocurre: De casta le viene al galgo.
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"Bisnieto" o "biznieto", ¿cuál fue antes?

El Fundéu dice esto: bisnieto/biznieto: Mi consulta se refiere a si es verdad que cuando la RAE sancionó la palabra «biznieto» o «bizcocho» cometió un error (o fue una fe de errata) al meter ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

It seems that the use of "usted" to indicate affection is quite frequent in several countries in Latin America. At a footnote on page 8 of this paper, I have found this statement belonging ...
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Does "primo" for "cousin" relate to being "first" cousins?

Yes, this derives from a longer phrase meaning literally "first [cousin]", but this abbreviation was already used in Latin: (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus and hence primo, descended from this, has ...
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Is a great-grandchild an "encore" descendent?

Bis, bi means two or twice; bisnieto means, roughly, twice the grandchild. I don't think bisnieto has the meaning of a bonus. From Definiciona: Este vocablo en su etimología esta compuesto del ...
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Spanish equivalent of "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

En Colombia: ¿De dónde le saldrán las rayas al tigre? Otra con tono de humor e ironía: ¡ya nos imaginamos de donde son esas rayas!
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¿Cómo se escribe una cadena de "tatara-"?

Es interesante el capítulo 10.4 de la Nueva Gramática de la RAE, que empieza hablando de la recursividad de los prefijos. Cita los casos de los prefijos anti- (antiantisemita), contra- (...
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What are the pet terms for mother/father in US Spanish?

In Puerto Rico it's not uncommon for people to use "mami" and "papi" into adulthood when speaking to someone who is friends or related to them as well. In public we would just use "mamá" or "papá" and ...
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Different ways to say "Grandpa" in (Mexican) Spanish?

In Mexico, there are two common choices for this: Abuelito Abue They're both extremely common.
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Término para referirse a una persona que no es padre

Por lo que estoy viendo en el CORDE, la expresión más común es decir sencillamente sin hijos. A continuación algunos ejemplos: Sebastián Miranda es viudo, sin hijos. (1952) Los Herrera, un ...
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Descifrar caligrafía antigua Certificado Nacimiento

No había leído bien tu pregunta y creía que la primera línea correspondía también a una localidad. Al igual que fedorqui, no la localizaba entre los municipios de Cuenca. Mi suposicion es que "y de" ...
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Does "primo" for "cousin" relate to being "first" cousins?

While "primo" comes into Spanish from the Latin "consobrinus prīmus" which indeed meant first cousin, the term had already been shortened/abbreviated in Latin, and therefore in ...
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Does 'Padre' mean 'friend' AND 'father'?

I should listen to the part of the movie where the phrase appears, but it is most likely an abbreviation for "Compadre". If the person speaks in a fast way it's most likely that he will ...
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What do I call my birth mother?

Let's imagine that your birth mother's name is Gabi (short for Gabriela). I would suggest "Mamá Gabi." This is inspired by the way many people in Mexico talk to and refer to their grandmothers. For ...
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How do you say "I have two sons"?

To convey that one has two sons and no daughters, a more natural way could be: Tengo dos hijos, los dos varones. More formally: Tengo dos hijos, ambos varones. And an even more natural way: Tengo ...
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Does 'Padre' mean 'friend' AND 'father'?

Having, coincidentally, just watched the movie, i can confirm that the person in question is, in fact, a priest. Just like he might be adressed as Father in english, he is called Padre in spanish. (...
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Descifrar caligrafía de certificado de matrimonio

¡Ya lo tengo! El nombre es Hmo, con o voladita. Como se indica en esta página web, Hmo es abreviatura de Herónimo o Jerónimo.
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