Translation of "paternal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective uk /pəˈtɜː.nəl/ us /pəˈtɝː.nəl/

of or like a father

He's very paternal (= showing the affectionate feelings of a father) with the baby.
My paternal grandparents (= my father's parents) were Irish. 我的祖父母是爱尔兰人。
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paternally adverb uk /pəˈtɜː.nəl.i/ us /pəˈtɝː.nəl.i/

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