Translation of orphan in Spanish:

orphan

huérfano, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɔrfən//ˈɔːf(ə)n/

noun

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    huérfano masculine
    huérfana feminine
    to make/leave sb an orphan dejar huérfano a algn
    • he was left an orphan quedó huérfano
    • before noun orphan child (niño) huérfano
    • The Earl had suggested that David pretend to be an orphan whose parents had been American gentility.
    • Actually, education opportunity was given to all Tibetan refugee children, but TCV accepted only orphans and my parents were reluctant to send me to a far away place.
    • An adoption official has spoken about the moment when Angelina Jolie adopted an Ethiopian girl made an orphan by AIDS.
    • Among the special schools were those providing secondary education for orphans and girls, which were supervised by the Tsar's mother.
    • Consider the plight of the millions of orphans left behind when AIDS strikes down their parents and other relatives.
    • She grew up an orphan, her parents having been killed in a battle which overtook their hometown.
    • Harpt has now set up a school for orphans and destitute children.
    • This three-month old baby escaped with a fractured wrist, but is now an orphan as both parents were killed.
    • The little girl is an orphan who lost her parents to AIDS.
    • In a magic mirror which reflects one's innermost desires, the young orphan glimpses his dead parents - and his loneliness and longing is palpable.
    • Strengthening this regime is essential to the well-being of orphans and to the parents who would receive them.
    • The orphanage provides a loving, caring home to 180 orphans and children not wanted by their parents.
    • Proper grounds for putting children into care are such things as cruelty, neglect or incapacity on the part of the parents, or because the children are orphans.
    • In recent years, it has seen an influx of war-displaced Cambodians, including maimed land-mine victims and orphans whose parents died in the civil war.
    • They chose to adopt an orphan - a baby girl from Russia named Brandy - and their visits to Russian orphanages moved them to explore what they could to help other abandoned children.
    • Eight years later he returned to France an orphan, his parents having been deported to Auschwitz by the Vichy authorities.
    • He introduced her to Jamil Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi businessman working on behalf of orphans and destitute young girls in the country's interior villages.
    • Susanne and her sisters are AIDS orphans; their parents both died two years ago.
    • The boy who is an orphan was orphaned when his parents died in short succession in 1992.
    • Treating patients extends their longevity, improves the quality of their lives, and reduces the number of orphans since parents remain alive.

transitive verb

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    she was orphaned at the age of two quedó huérfana a los dos años
    • hundreds of children were orphaned by the accident el accidente dejó huérfanos a cientos de niños