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mother /ˈmʌðə(ɹ)/, /ˈmʌðɚ/
  • to treat as a mother would be expected to
bemoederen
koesteren
mother-in-law /ˈmʌ.ðəɹ.ɪnˌlɑː/, /ˈmʌ.ðəɹ.ɪnˌlɔː/
  • spouse’s mother
schoonmoeder /ˈsxonmudər/
mother tongue /ˈmʌð.ə ˌtʌŋ/, /ˈmʌð.ɚ ˌtʌŋ/
  • one's native tongue
moedertaal
moerstaal
mother-of-pearl
  • pearly layer
parelmoer /parəl'mur/
foster mother
  • an adult female who cares for a foster child
pleegmoeder
mother ship /ˈməðər ʃɪp/
  • vessel that serves a smaller vessel
moederschip
welfare mother bijstandsmoeder
queen mother
  • widowed queen consort whose son or daughter from that marriage is the reigning monarch
koningin-moeder
Mother's Day
  • a day in honor of one's mother or all mothers, on whichever day
moederdag
necessity is the mother of invention
  • a person in need will find a way
noodzaak is de moeder van uitvinding
nood breekt wet
surrogate mother
  • woman who gives birth to a child not her own
plaatsvervangende moeder
Mother Earth
  • personification of Earth
Moeder Aarde
your mother
  • insult
je moeder
mother hen
  • overprotective woman
moederkloek
Mother Nature
  • the personification of Nature and the Earth's biosphere as a woman
Moeder Natuur
like mother, like daughter
  • a daughter will have traits similar to her mother
zo moeder, zo dochter
mother lode
  • large or rich vein of precious mineral
hoofdader
mother goddess
  • goddess who serves as a fertility deity
moedergodin
mother board moederbord
mother's boy moederskind /ˈmu.dərs.kɪnt/
mother cow moederkoe
foster-mother pleegmoeder
mother superior
  • nun in charge of a convent
moeder de vrouw
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