Translation of "paternal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk us /pəˈtɜː.nəl/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/

of or like a father

He's very paternal (= showing the affectionate feelings of a father) - it's lovely to see him with the baby. 他这个做父亲的很有爱心——看他和宝宝在一起真是其乐无穷。
My paternal grandparents (= My father's parents) were Irish. 我的祖父母是爱尔兰人。
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paternally uk us /pəˈtɜː.nə.li/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/ adverb

(Translation of “paternal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)