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Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪbi/

Translation of baby in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural babies)

  • 1 1.1 (infant) bebé (masculine), niño, (masculine, feminine), bebe, (masculine, feminine) (Peru/Perú) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , guagua (feminine) (Andes) I'm going to have a baby estoy embarazada, voy a tener un hijo or un niño I'm having a baby in May espero un niño para mayo she's having the baby at home va a tener el niño or a dar a luz en casa he cried like a baby lloró como un niño don't be such a baby! ¡no seas niño! to leave sb holding the baby (British English/inglés británico) cargarle* el muerto a algn [colloquial/familiar] to throw the baby out with the bathwater tirar las frutas frescas con las pochas
    Example sentences
    • The ultrasound probe is used mainly for head scanning of newborn babies and young children.
    • You know how to tell a boy baby from a girl baby without having to look at their genitalia?
    • The quadruplets, two boys and two girl babies, are also Niloufer Hospital's first.
    1.2 (animal) cría (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Three capybaras have been born at the popular animal park and the babies are now delighting visitors as they lap up the autumn sunshine.
    • And he accepted without censure that its impulse to slaughter the babies of other animals was entirely natural.
    • She said a box with a mother rabbit, her four babies and another adult female were found by her husband Mike when making final checks by the main gate at 2am yesterday.
    1.3 (youngest member) benjamín, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He was only 12 and the baby of the family as our other children have all grown up and left home.
    • Thérèse had been the adored baby of her family, instructed every day by two elder sisters who proceeded her into the Carmelite convent in Lisieux.
    • The Range Rover badge carries with it a lot of prestige and, while this is the baby of the family, it's still more desirable than anything from Japan.
    1.4 (pet, concern) [colloquial/familiar] the campaign is her baby la campaña es su proyecto or su criatura
    Example sentences
    • I believe it's your baby now but please do some more research.
    • It's my baby so I don't really have any time for any other bands.
    • Granted, it's his baby, and he can do what he wants with it, but he introduced it as an action/adventure entertainment show.
  • 2 (girlfriend) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], nena (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], chica (feminine); (as form of address/como título de cortesía) nena, cariño; (boyfriend) chico (masculine); (as form of address/como título de cortesía) cariño
    Example sentences
    • She was such a bright, vivacious person, my angel, my star, my baby.
    • As for telling us to grow up and grow some hair, I'd love to, baby, I really would.
    • I do love you baby.
    Example sentences
    • This is the only way you can purchase this baby at a discounted price.
    • That's not his everyday car, it's his baby.
    • I personally would not do it, simply because my laptop is my baby.


transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bies, -bying, -bied)

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