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abuelo

, a      sm/f  
1    (=pariente)   grandfather/granmother  
mis abuelos      my grandparents  
¡tu abuela!      *   rubbish!  
MODISMOS ¡cuéntaselo a tu abuela!      *   pull the other one! *   , go tell that to the marines!   (EEUU)     
MODISMOS no necesitar abuela      *   to blow one's own trumpet  
MODISMOS (éramos pocos) y parió la abuela      *   and that was the last straw, and that was all we needed  
MODISMOS no tener abuela      *   to be full of o.s.  
2    (=anciano)   old man/old woman  
está hecho un abuelo      he looks like an old man  
3    (=antepasado)   ancestor, forbear
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
maternal grandfather
exp.
grandfather on one's mother's side
exp.
paternal grandfather
pref.
great-uncle
nm.
great-uncle
exp.
the boy's grandfather took care of him
exp.
even grandpa got up and had a dance
exp.
grandad is not up to that sort of thing any more
exp.
he looks like an old man
exp.
in my grandfather's day
exp.
her grandfather has just died
exp.
he came on the pretext of visiting Granddad
exp.
he carried his tale back into his grandfather's day
exp.
they nicknamed him {o} they gave him the nickname "Grandad"
exp.
my grandparents
exp.
my grandparents are dead
exp.
I love my grandparents very much
exp.
your grandparents are very with it
exp.
he was brought up {o} raised by his grandparents
exp.
they still plough as {o} in the way their grandfathers did
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'abuelo' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
abuelo materno
exp.
sí, abuelo
exp.
sí, abuelo
n.
el tío abuelo
exp.
es joven para ser abuelo
exp.
no te excites {or} agites, abuelo
exp.
(al abuelo) aún le queda cuerda para rato
(IDIOMS)
exp.
a los abuelos les encanta mimar a los nietos
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"abuelo": examples and translations in context
Mi abuelo trajo esto desde esas tierras. My grandfather brought this over from the old country.
Me dijo Audrey que ya eres abuelo. Audrey told me that you are already a grandfather.
Esto nos traerá clientes, abuelo. This will bring the business in, Grandpa.
Pero estoy ansioso por ser abuelo. But I can't wait to be a grandpa.
Ellos son buenos muchachos, abuelo. But they're a nice bunch of boys, Granddad...
Ese era otro principio del abuelo. That was another one of Granddad's principles.
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