1 family.
reunión familiar family gathering
2 friendly (en el trato) (agradable).
3 informal, colloquial (lenguaje, estilo).
4 familiar (conocido).
su cara me es o me resulta familiar her face looks familiar
5 family-sized (tamaño).
un envase familiar a family pack
6 family-owned.
7 familial.
f. & m.
relative, relation.
* * *
1 (de la familia) family, of the family
2 (conocido) familiar, well-known
3 (tamaño) family
4 LINGÚÍSTICA colloquial
nombre masulino o femenino
1 relation, relative
* * *
1) familiar
2) informal
* * *
1. ADJ
1) (=de la familia) family antes de s

lazos familiares — family ties

creció en un ambiente familiar muy alegre — he grew up in a very happy family environment

pensión Sol, ambiente familiar — pensión Sol, friendly atmosphere

coche familiar — estate car, station wagon (EEUU)

dioses familiares — household gods

envase familiar — family-sized o family pack

en la pensión recibes un trato familiar — in the guesthouse they treat you like one of the family

2) (=conocido) familiar

tu cara me resulta familiar — your face looks familiar

3) [lenguaje, término] colloquial
SMF (=pariente) relative, relation
* * *
a) <vida/vínculo> family (before n); <envase/coche> family (before n)
b) <trato/tono> familiar, informal; <lenguaje/expresión> colloquial
2) (conocido) familiar

su cara me resulta familiar — her face is familiar

el idioma no me es familiar — I'm not familiar with the language

masculino y femenino relative, relation
* * *
a) <vida/vínculo> family (before n); <envase/coche> family (before n)
b) <trato/tono> familiar, informal; <lenguaje/expresión> colloquial
2) (conocido) familiar

su cara me resulta familiar — her face is familiar

el idioma no me es familiar — I'm not familiar with the language

masculino y femenino relative, relation
* * *
= relative, next of kin, kin, kinsman [kinsmen, -pl.], family member.

Ex: Here, families from many different communities were up-rooted and resettled on greenfield sites, many miles away from relatives and friends.

Ex: Interviews were with a surviving next of kin or a nonrelative about three months after the event of death.
Ex: Marriage is prohibited with all direct kin.
Ex: The article 'Two noble kinsmen: libraries and museums' explains how libraries and museums reflect a common ancestry yet they have evolved separately.
Ex: Patients who attended with a spouse/partner/carer/family member indicated it was helpful to them and the accompanying person.
* afligido por la muerte de un familiar cercano = bereaved.
* familiar a cargo = dependent.
* familiares = kinfolk [kinsfolk].
* familiar femenino = kinswoman [kinswomen, -pl.].
* familiar que cuida de los mayores = kinkeeper.
* muerte de un familiar = bereavement, death in the family.

2 = familiar, conversational, familial, old friend, family-oriented, colloquial, homey [homier -comp., homiest -sup.].

Ex: For anyone involved with online searching, the equipment needed for electronic mail will be familiar: in addition to the microcomputer itself (which is the terminal), an acoustic coupler or modem will be needed.

Ex: The old expressions 'spin a yarn', 'weave a tale' suggest the anecdotal, conversational quality that must be striven for by the storyteller.
Ex: These librarians are thoroughly sensitised to the social, familial, ethnic, economic and political characteristics of the people in their neighbourhoods.
Ex: The Web's full embrace of constant change means that even old friend sites may be unrecognisable after technology facelifts.
Ex: Middleborns tend to be less family-oriented than firstborns or lastborns.
Ex: Assembler is the colloquial term for assembly language which lies between the low-level machine code and high-level languages.
Ex: However, his attempt to make cultural and social history more accessible to a wider audience by adopting a homey, jokey style often seems counterproductive.
* asunto familiar = family affair.
* ayuda familiar = family income supplement, family worker.
* centro de planificación familiar = family planning clinic.
* coche familiar = family car.
* conflicto familiar = family conflict.
* desintegración familiar = family breakdown.
* dicho familiar = familiar saying.
* genealogía familiar = family genealogy.
* historia familiar = family history.
* lazo familiar = family bond.
* lazos familiares = family ties.
* lenguaje familiar = colloquial language, familiar language.
* negocio familiar = family-run business.
* nido familiar = family nest.
* permiso por razones familiares = family leave.
* planificación familiar = family planning.
* reliquia familiar = heirloom.
* responsabilidades familiares = family responsibilities.
* restaurante familiar = family restaurant.
* reunión familiar = family gathering.
* ser familiar = strike + familiar chords.
* servicio auxiliar de apoyo familiar = respite care.
* tiempo familiar = quality time.
* tradición familiar = family tradition.
* VHS (Sistema de Vídeo Familiar) = VHS (Video Home System).
* vida familiar = family life.
* violencia familiar = domestic violence.

* * *
1 ‹vida/vínculo› family (before n); ‹coche› family (before n); ‹envase› family (before n), economy-size
una botella (de) tamaño familiar an economy-size bottle
un restaurante de ambiente familiar a family restaurant
2 ‹trato/tono› familiar, informal; ‹lenguaje/expresión› colloquial
B (conocido) familiar
su cara me resulta familiar her face is familiar, she looks familiar
su voz me resulta familiar her voice sounds o is familiar
el idioma aún no me es familiar I'm still not familiar with the language
masculine and feminine
relative, relation
sus hermanos y demás familiares her brothers and other relatives o relations
se fue a vivir con un familiar he went to live with a relative
station wagon (AmE), estate car (BrE)
* * *


familiar adjetivo
a)vida/vínculofamily (before n);

envase/cochefamily (before n)
b)trato/tonofamiliar, informal;

c) (conocido) ‹cara/lugarfamiliar;

su voz me resulta familiar her voice is familiar

■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
relative, relation
I adjetivo
1 (de la familia) family
planificación familiar, family planning
2 (conocido) familiar
3 (tamaño) envase familiar, economy size
II mf relation, relative: vamos a ver a unos familiares, we're going to visit some relatives
'familiar' also found in these entries:
- abasto
- abrirse
- abuela
- abuelo
- abusar
- acabarse
- adiós
- advertir
- agarrada
- agarrado
- agobiarse
- ajo
- ala
- algo
- almohada
- almuerzo
- amargarse
- ambiente
- ancha
- ancho
- anillo
- apuntarse
- aquello
- arder
- armarse
- arrastre
- arreglo
- arriba
- arrimar
- arte
- aspen
- atacar
- aterrizar
- aúpa
- bailar
- barriga
- bautizar
- baza
- beber
- belén
- bellota
- bicha
- billete
- blanca
- bobalicón
- bobalicona
- boca
- bofetada
- bomba
- age
- aggravate
- aggravating
- almighty
- bag
- ball
- banana
- banger
- barrel
- bash
- bash out
- bat
- bean
- beat
- beating
- beauty
- bellyache
- belt up
- bend
- bent
- bicycle lane
- big
- bird
- birth control
- bleed
- blowout
- blue
- blues
- body
- bolt
- bomb
- book
- bookie
- boom box
- boot
- bootlicker
- booze
- botch
- bother
- bottom
- brain
- bread
- breeze
- brew
- buck
- bucket
- bugger
- bum
- bunk
* * *
1. [de familia] family;
reunión familiar family gathering
2. [en el trato] [agradable] friendly;
[en demasía] overly familiar
3. [lenguaje, estilo] informal, colloquial;
una expresión familiar an informal o colloquial expression
4. [conocido] familiar;
su cara me es o [m5]me resulta familiar her face looks familiar;
su voz me es familiar I recognize her voice, her voice sounds familiar
5. [tamaño] family-sized;
un envase familiar a family pack;
un vehículo familiar a family car
relative, relation
* * *
I adj
1 family atr ;
envase familiar family-size pack
2 (conocido) familiar;
su cara me es o
resulta familiar his face is familiar
3 LING colloquial
II m/f relation, relative
* * *
familiar adj
1) conocido: familiar
2) : familial, family
3) informal: informal
familiar nmf
pariente: relation, relative
* * *
familiar1 adj
1. (de la familia) family
lazos familiares family ties
un paquete de tamaño familiar a family size packet
2. (conocido) familiar
su cara me resulta familiar his face is familiar
3. (informal) informal
4. (lenguaje) colloquial
familiar2 n relative / relation
estuve visitando a un familiar I was visiting a relative

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.


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