- agüelo (eye dialect)
- IPA(key): /aˈbwelo/ [aˈβ̞we.lo]
Audio (Colombia) (file)
- Hyphenation: a‧bue‧lo
- IPA(key): (dialectal) /aˈwelo/ [aˈwe.lo], /aˈɡwelo/ [aˈɣ̞we.lo]
- Rhymes: -elo
- Su abuelo es simpático.
- His grandfather is nice.
- (colloquial, endearing) an elderly person
- loose tufts of hair in the nape when one's hair is messed up
- Synonym: tolano
The noun abuelo is like most 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.