Father’s Day – 19th March

The 19th March is Father’s Day in Spain (San José) whereas Father’s Day in the UK, the USA and Canada is on the third Sunday in June. How would you describe your father? Take a look at some useful vocabulary to help you:

Like father, like son – de tal palo tal astilla

The way he speaks is just like his father! As they say, like father, like son!

Look up to – admirar

We’ve always looked up to our father – he’s a great role model.

A family man – hombre de familia

My dad is a family man – he loves spending his free time surrounded by family.

Take after – salir a /parecerse a

My son takes after his father – they have the same sense of humour.

A close-knit family – una familia muy unida

We are a close-knit family; we always help each other and I know I can rely on my family.

Like a father – como un padre

My grandad was like a father to me when I was growing up.

Godfather – padrino

My godfather has always given me good advice.

Father-in-law – suegro

My father-in-law is a very kind man.

Step-father – padrastro

Becoming a step-father can be quite challenging.

 Happy Father’s Day from That’s English!