Translation of sister in Spanish:

sister

hermana, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪstər//ˈsɪstə/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(sibling)

      hermana feminine
      sister nation nación hermana feminine
      • our sister newspaper un periódico de nuestro grupo
      • sister ship buque gemelo
      • The bridesmaid was sister of the bride Amanda, and the best man was David Duffy.
      • My parents were denied the opportunity to visit their sisters living in the West.
      • I hope they go away and tell their parents, brothers and sisters about this, so that they come as well.
      • Hours before they were removed one of the children had pleaded: ‘Don't take me and my brothers and sisters away from our parents.’
      • She grew roses at her family home and they were a constant reminder of her happy years growing up with her brothers and sisters and her parents.
      • I get to be maid of honor for my old best friend's sister's wedding.
      • Three educational institutions have adopted two brothers and a sister who lost their parents in a tragic fire accident.
      • Elianne's parents, two sisters and brother will be going to see her tread the boards and there is plenty of time for you to see the play as it is on until March 15.
      • Looking down, I was delighted to see my four-year old baby sister, Zoe.
      • He and his younger twin sister had sneaked out of the palace many times, disguised as peasants.
      • There was one room for my nine brothers and sisters and my parents.
      • An extremely quiet and gentle girl she went to Dublin with her sister after their parents passed away.
      • The brothers and four sisters lived with their parents in Car Bank Square.
      • The girl that plays my daughter in the series is actually my niece, my sister's little girl.
      • He enjoys every moment at home with his parents, brothers and sisters and he also spent some time at his favourite pastime, fishing.
      • Sadly, it is our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, who must pay the price when a deal goes bad.
      • I witnessed the complete joy and ecstasy on family members faces as their son's or daughters, brothers or sisters strode out proudly with the best in the world and took part in sport.
      • The operation was a success and Claudia was discharged in time to spend Christmas at home with her parents and three older sisters.
      • Also, I know you want to see your dear little sister before she dies.

    • 1.2(woman comrade)

      compañera feminine
      camarada feminine
      (in feminist context) hermana feminine
      (in feminist context) compañera feminine
      • Feminists encourage women to be sisters, but will they also become mates?
      • You have to ask what the limits are of a feminist politics that places all women as sisters.
      • Eighteenth and nineteenth-century feminists are ‘our sisters, our contemporaries’.
      • Some people around me - family, friends, associates, brothers and sisters in Christ - have died, and I can see that others are heading that way.
      • One of the differences between me and my sisters in the women's movement is that I do not regard my husband's money as my own.
      • Like most of my feminist sisters in Paris, I scorned monogamy.
      • However, what is called ‘Gender Archaeology’ is actually feminist archaeology - sisters are doing it for themselves.
      • I don't think, with apologies to my feminist sisters, that Martha got different treatment because she's a woman.
      • However, it makes me sad to see our fellow brothers and sisters abort Xhosa and adopt other languages when they get into the limelight.
      • But today Hindus have all the resources they need to support our fellow brothers and sisters.
      • I would like to remind my fellow brothers and sisters that their primary objective should be service delivery and the eradication of poverty.
      • This is why we are turning to our colleagues, friends, and sisters for assistance.
      • I now know that my fellow brothers and sisters, the lawyers of New Zealand, will be in a position to practise in front of the highest court of our country.

    • 1.3US slang

      hermana
      tía Spain informal
      mana Mexico informal
      piba River Plate informal
      galla Chile informal
      • Look, I wanted to write a book about smart, sassy, sexy sisters with issues like everybody else has.
      • I know many black sisters who have been unemployed for quite some time.
      • Even within my own corporation, a workplace Mecca for Black women, sisters have had drama.
      • While Black women and their sisters of color have been the main targets of these racist-inspired attacks, white women have suffered as well.
      • All my sisters who want a Black revolution don't care
      • Catering was one of the most successful early business ventures for Blacks, and sisters were the first ones to try their hands at it.

  • 2

    • 2.1(nun)

      hermana feminine
      monja feminine
      (before name) hermana
      (before name) Sor
      Sister Petra la hermana Petra
      • the Sisters of Mercy las Hermanas de la Caridad
      • It will mark the end of an era for the religious order of sisters, who 31 years ago set up the centre in the parlour of their convent.
      • At 17 she got a job as a health care assistant at Airedale Hospital, where advice from a ward sister encouraged her to start training as a nurse.
      • At the final patient's bed the ward sister drew back the curtains to reveal a patient sitting at the edge of the bed with his head tilted forward and pinching the tip of his nose.
      • We contacted a sister or charge nurse in each department.
      • Because she was a religious sister and a citizen of the United States her case, of course, got great publicity.
      • She will be most sadly missed by her religious sisters.
      • She quit her job as a ward sister in 1991 to bring up her children but found she missed nursing.
      • The church sisters wrapped him in a quilt made out of patches of John's clothing.
      • At a gathering of nuns in Washington in 1979, he ordered the sisters to dress in proper religious garb and to remember their true vocation as acquiescent helpers.
      • As we walked back down the ward, I asked the ward sister if the mother had been in touch.
      • With his wife, who had been his ward sister, he published a textbook on orthopaedic nursing.
      • The public consultation called for a ‘modern matron figure’ in hospitals, and ward sisters or charge nurses will be given authority to resolve clinical issues.
      • The ward sister ate happily from the trolley in front of me, knowing that I had had no food.
      • On a busy night like this, the sister in charge keeps pressurising you to finish your paperwork, help a woman wash, and transfer her to the ward.
      • Of course, in the Roman Catholic Church marriage is forbidden for the clergy and the religious sisters.
      • They compelled the sisters to leave their convent and forbade the townspeople to lease us property.
      • The two ward sisters, nurses, cleaners and meals staff were hard-working, kind and cheerful - nothing was too much trouble for them.
      • Gould dwells mainly on occidental missionaries, sisters from the church, and other motivated people of Christian faith who served the cause of leprosy patients.
      • Since leaving the hospital the care has continued at home with some wonderful treatment by the district nurses and sisters.
      • Dr Bolton had not been at the interview when I was appointed, but the ward sister and the houseman assured me that he was a nice person.
      • The ward sister with 30 years' experience is still in such a state of shock that she needs to take powerful tranquillisers.
      • The doctors, sister and nurses and ambulance staff were wonderful to me.
      • Family members and Ursuline sisters sought to comfort her; she did not recognize them.
      • I had a boss who liked me but a ward sister who did not.
      • I once stayed at a convent where the sisters placed a photo album in each room with pictures of the things they wanted people to donate.
      • Crucial to the prosecution was the willingness of other Benedictine sisters to testify against them.
      • On October 29 last year, supervisors and ward sisters complained that none of the staff members had been consulted about the plan to move the ward.
      • Jeanne acted exactly as a religious sister in the mid-nineteenth century was expected to act.
      • Each ward will have three senior sisters, sisters, staff nurses and healthcare assistants in the team on hand to help and advise patients.
      • The move would also have the result, so far scarcely noted, of undermining the teaching orders of priests and religious sisters.
      • He was especially well known among the religious sisters, the nuns of that time.
      • The ward sister was in charge and no one would cross her!
      • One of the greatest strengths of the Catholic Church is the quality and dedication of its religious sisters.
      • Her hope was that after treatment she would be able to return to her religious sisters and to her work, where she had spent 36 happy years.
      • Yesterday an old man collapsed in the toilet, and Amelia ran out to fetch the ward sister.
      • An order of Zambian religious sisters now manages both the hospital and the training centre.
      • The Government has given more power to ward sisters and matrons to insist on higher cleaning standards.

    • 2.2British (nurse)

      enfermera jefe feminine
      (a cargo de una o más salas) enfermera jefa feminine
      nurse feminine Uruguay