Translations dictionary hermano [ehr-mah-noh] May 10, 2022 What does hermano mean? Hermano is Spanish for “brother.” Just like the English word brother, hermano can refer to a literal brother or to a male friend with whom a person has a close bond. The nonliteral sense of hermano is sometimes used in English, including by those who do not also speak Spanish. Example: Dave is my guy—my bro, my hermano. Related words Takis, mija, fútbol, wepa, vaya con dios Where does hermano come from? The Spanish word hermano derives from the Latin germanus, from the phrase frater germanus, roughly meaning “full brother” (as in a brother by blood relation). In Spanish, which traditionally uses gendered endings, the equivalent word for a female sibling is hermana. The plural hermanos can mean either “brothers” or “siblings.” When used within English, hermano most often refers to the figurative sense of the word. Seeing all my hermanos graduate today makes my heart happy :,) — Carlos 🐾 (@c_agu17) June 16, 2019 How quickly your day can change… I love my hermanos ⚔️🛡… It’s been a rough day. — Gabriel (@GabeH_53) March 17, 2019 Happy Birthday 🎊🎁🎂 to my Hermano @SupremeDreams_1 , he’s a leader, a friend, and a creative genius. Y’all support him and the boys at RDC. Much love and big things ahead💪🏼 to this new year!!! — Joedinho (@mojoejoejoemtz) September 16, 2020 But the literal sense is also sometimes used. Damn I just realized it’s about to be June meaning my hermano will be born soon wtf….😱 — Giselle🥂 (@derosas_giselle) May 24, 2020 I have a tradition of giving my hermano a small cake and balloons for his birthday and this year since he’s turning 18 I got emotional when i gave it to him :((( he’s not my little hermanito anymore :/ — alexis (@moneymillions_) December 28, 2020 Examples of hermano “He’s my hermano, (my brother) I love when he tells his story over and over just like I do, he means a lot to me,” Adams said. Gloria Pazmino, NY1.com, November 8, 2021 Congrats to my hermano Miguel Cabrera on joining the 500 Home Run club! Always loved competing against you and talking ball. Here’s to many more. @AROD, August 22, 2021 Who uses hermano? The figurative use of hermano is used in English by both multilingual and non-Spanish speakers. When the literal sense of hermano is used within English, it’s often by a person who also speaks Spanish. First Xmas in 4 years for mi and my hermano together 😁😁😁😁 — Cindy Lou (@Missus_Boss_) October 21, 2020 Very proud of my hermano @ericgarcetti on his big reelection win last night. Looking forward to continuing our work together. — Robert Garcia (@RobertGarcia) March 8, 2017 Just Added Black Music Appreciation Month, Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of hermano like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of hermano that will help our users expand their word mastery.