How to Pronounce padre?

Correct pronunciation for the word "padre" is [pˈɑːdɹe͡ɪ], [pˈɑːdɹe‍ɪ], [p_ˈɑː_d_ɹ_eɪ].

"Padre" in context

Padre is a term used to refer to a priest in the Catholic Church. It is most often used in the Spanish language. Most parsons, chaplains, and other clergy are properly referred to as "Father". Padre is typically used instead of father in Spanish-speaking countries.

The word "padre" is derived from the Latin word for father. Padre is the male counterpart of the word madre, referencing mother. In Spanish-speaking countries, the term is usually used as an honorific title to refer toall priests regardless of their religious affiliation.

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