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Sister in Spanish

Sister in Spanish | Hermana

How to translate sister in Spanish? Let’s find out what does sister mean.

1- “Una hermana” is a person who has the same parents with different personalities, this is also called a “hermana carnal” (carnal sister).

sister family in spanish

Hermana (Sister)

2- You can also call  “hermana” who is very close and who you has a lot of affection for, this is called “hermana política”



I love my sister – Yo amo a mi hermana

Your sister is beatitful – Tu hermana es hermosa

She is my sister – Ella es mi hermana 

3. In religion, a person who is a member of a religious community brother of the Christian Doctrine, or who enters as a servant in a religious community is called “hermana”(sister) or “hermano” (brother).

4. A person who you are emotionally or spiritually united is called “hermana”.

5. There are also the “hermana bastarda”(bastard sister) or ” hermano bastardo” (bastard brother) and it is a legitimate child, that born out of wedlock.

6. There are also “las hermanas de leche” (milk sisters) or “hermanos de leche”(milk brothers), which are two people without blood ties but breastfed by the same woman. 

Little Sister in Spanish

7. A “hermano consanguíneo” (consanguineous brother) or “hermana consanguínea” (consanguineous sister) is called the one who is only on the part of the father and the “hermano uterino” (uterine brother ) or “hermana de utero” (uterine sister) is who only on the part of the mother. 

8. The “gemelos” (twins) are the ones who were born at the same birth.

9. The “hermano mayor” (older brother) or “hermana mayor” (older sister)

10. The “hermano menor” (younger brother) or “hermana menor” (younger sister)(little sister)

11.  “Hermanas(os) siameses” (siamese twins) are those who are born conjoined by some part of the body or babies who are born physically connected.

12. The “hermanos mellizos” (twin brothers) or “hermanas mellizas” (twin sisters) also known as dizygotic, bivitelline or fraternal twins, are those that are produced by the fertilization of two eggs by two different sperm. In this way, the result is two brothers that can be similar or very different, that are born at the same time.

13. The half brother is called “hermanastro” (stepbrother) or “hermanastra” (stepsister), son or daughter of one of the spouses concerning the children of the other.

Sister in Law in Spanish

Spanish Vocabulary

sister – hermana

brother – hermano

sister in law – cuñada

brother in law – cuñado

hermana carnal – carnal sister

hermano carnal – carnal brother

bastard sister – hermana bastarda

bastard brother – hermano bastardo

stepbrother – hermanastro

stepsister – hermanastra

twins – gemelos

older brother – hermano mayor

older sister – hermana mayor

younger brother – hermano menor

younger sister – hermana menor

siamese twins – hermanas(os ) siameses

consanguineous brother – hermano consanguíneo

consanguineous sister – hermana consanguínea

twin brothers – hermanos mellizos

twin sisters – hermanas mellizas


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