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Spanish translation of 'twin'

Word Frequency


[twɪn ]
(identical) gemelo (gemela) m/f
(non-identical) mellizo (melliza) m/f
they are twins son gemelosson mellizos
a pair of twins un par de gemelosun par de mellizos
see also identical, Siamese
1.  [brother, sister]
(identical) gemelo
(non-identical) mellizo
she has twin daughters tiene dos hijas gemelastiene dos hijas mellizas
2.  (linked)
[town, city] hermano
Newlyn’s twin town is Concarneau la ciudad hermana de Newlyn es ConcarneauNewlyn está hermanada con Concarneau
3.  (double)
[towers, peaks, engines] gemelo
[propellers] doble
[concepts] hermano
the twin aims or goals of sth el doble objetivo de algo
the twin evils of malnutrition and disease la malnutrición y la enfermedad, dos males que siempre van juntos
the twin pillars of (figurative) el doble pilar de
twin souls almas fpl gemelas
transitive verb
1.  (link)
[towns, cities, institutions] hermanar (with con)
Manchester is twinned with St Petersburg Manchester está hermanada con San Petersburgo
2.  (combine)
[clothes] combinar
See twin cylinder

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Example Sentences Including 'twin'

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When you look after three pairs of twins you naturally get a lot of experience.
LM Montgomery Anne of Green Gables (1872)
A further two twin rooms on the first floor also share a bathroom.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has no idea being home all day with the twins just drains me.
The Sun (2009)
I am on my way to meet a stranger who might as well be my identical twin.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In many ways, the twins were lucky.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Luck links two sets of twins.
The Sun (2016)
My twin brothers sang on the chorus and were amazing.
The Sun (2009)
The three rooms are more modern and airy: two compact twins and a bigger master double.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Two ground-floor twin room share a bathroom, and the master bedroom is en suite.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We are also making more double and twin rooms available for single occupancy.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We are happy to stay in a nice villa or share four twin rooms.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But critics claim it will spoil visits to twin towns and other trips.
The Sun (2013)
But if it is mostly governed by genes, identical twins should be more likely to share the personality trait.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But some viewers claimed he only saved the twins to make the show more entertaining.
The Sun (2009)
He's hardly had a magical couple of weeks after his feud with his twin brother resurfaced.
The Sun (2017)
Now 22-year-old identical twins have both joined RNLI lifeboat crews.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Prices based on two people sharing a twin room and subject to availability.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She is like a little mother to the twins.
The Sun (2012)
She said:'It is not unusual for the condition to affect one of a pair of twins.
The Sun (2017)
Siamese, or conjoined, twins form with the incomplete split of a single fertilised egg.
The Sun (2010)
The couple have twin daughters aged one.
The Sun (2010)
This is awfully sad but they say that twins are very close.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We were so close at one time, typical twins.
The Sun (2008)
They had to make a choice between two twin infants.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'twin' in Other Languages

British English: twin /twɪn/ NOUN
If two people are twins, they have the same mother and were born on the same day.
My sister was looking after the twins.
  • American English: twin
  • Arabic: تَوْأَم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gêmeo
  • Chinese: 孪生子
  • Croatian: blizanci
  • Czech: dvojče
  • Danish: tvilling
  • Dutch: tweeling
  • European Spanish: gemelo
  • Finnish: kaksonen
  • French: jumeau
  • German: Zwilling
  • Greek: δίδυμος
  • Italian: gemello
  • Japanese: 双子
  • Korean: 쌍둥이
  • Norwegian: tvilling
  • Polish: bliźniak brat lub siostra
  • European Portuguese: gémeo
  • Romanian: geamăn
  • Russian: близнец
  • Spanish: gemelo
  • Swedish: tvilling
  • Thai: คู่แฝด
  • Turkish: ikiz
  • Ukrainian: близнюк
  • Vietnamese: con sinh đôi
British English: twin ADJECTIVE
Twin is used to describe a pair of things that look the same and are close together.
...the twin spires of the cathedral.
  • American English: twin
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gêmeo
  • Chinese: 成对的
  • European Spanish: gemelo
  • French: jumeau
  • German: Doppel-
  • Italian: gemello
  • Japanese: 対の
  • Korean: 같은 모양의
  • European Portuguese: gémeo
  • Spanish: gemelo


Translation of twin from the Collins English to Spanish
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