Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday February 15, 2010
Mastering basic family words is useful, so that when you get to know Hispanic families, you know who’s who. The word for brother-in-law is el cuñado.
Mi cuñado me prestó el coche.
My brother-in-law lent me his automobile.
The word for sister-in-law is la cuñada. As with other words for relatives, the plural masculine form can refer to both males and females:
Por suerte, me llevo muy bien con todos mis cuñados.
Fortunately I get on very well with all my brothers- and sisters-in-law.
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