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Spanish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] thia, from Greek θεία (theía)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈti.a/

Noun

tía f. (masculine tío)

  1. Feminine form of tío. aunt; the sister of any of both parents.
    Mi tía es la hermana de mi madre o de mi padre.
    My aunt is my mother's or father's sister.
  2. (colloquial, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) woman
    ¡Tías buenas!
    Hot chicks!

Usage notes

The noun tío is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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