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child

Pronunciation: /tʃaɪld/

Translation of child in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural children /ˈtʃɪldrən/)

  • 1.1 (boy) niño (masculine); (girl) niña (feminine) a group of children un grupo de niños I've known her since I was a child la conozco desde niño or chico don't be such a child! ¡no seas niño or crío!, ¡no seas tan infantil! to be child's play ser* un juego de niños the child is father of the man lo que se mama de niño dura toda la vida see also abuse 1 2
    Example sentences
    • The ultrasound probe is used mainly for head scanning of newborn babies and young children.
    • Malnourishment prevents a child from reaching full mental and physical development.
    • Is it inevitable when a baby or a young child gets these autoantibodies that they go on to develop diabetes?
    Example sentences
    • The couple had three children, a daughter and two sons who work in the business.
    • She said that if she had children she would want daughters like Holly.
    • I have chosen to stay at home to bring up my daughter and any other children that I may choose to have.
    1.2 (son) hijo (masculine); (daughter) hija (feminine) have you any children? ¿tiene hijos? we have two children tenemos dos hijos to be with child [literary/literario] estar* encinta to get sb with child [literary/literario] dejar a algn encinta to be great o big with child [archaic] estar* a punto de dar a luz she's a child of the sixties es un producto de los años sesenta

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