- 1 countable/numerable [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (child) niño, (masculine, feminine), chaval, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], chavalo, (masculine, feminine) (Central America/América Central) [colloquial/familiar], escuincle, (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], pibe, (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], cabro, (masculine, feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar], botija (masculine and feminine) (Urug) [colloquial/familiar] they've got two kids tienen dos hijos ( or chavales etc) I loved swimming as a kid de pequeño or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) cuando era chico me encantaba nadar to be kid okid's stuff (easy) estar* tirado [colloquial/familiar], ser* un juego de niños (lit: for children) ser* cosa de niños (before noun/delante del nombre) my kid brother mi hermano menor or pequeño or (Latin America/América Latina) , chico 1.2 (young person) chico, (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- Near me was sitting a woman with two kids - a toddler girl on her lap and a boy of about three next to her.
- The two of us mothers were not sure if my boy kid and her girl kid would get along and go sledding while we skied, but we risked it.
- Grateful kids at Whitmore Infant School in Basildon have been packing into the seated area since the structure went up.
- 2 2.1 countable/numerable (goat) cabrito, (masculine, feminine), choto, (masculine, feminine) 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (leather) cabritilla (feminine) gloveExample sentences
- I pointed to a pair of wine-red kid leather Dolce & Gabbana pumps.
- In her studio she showed us rich, Italian kid leathers, Florentine papers, artisanal glues and brushes.
- The faces are made of silk or kid leather, molded and enhanced with embroidered or painted details.
- He ignored the oxen like they did not exist and treated the goat kids like they were young colts.
- The family's goat kids shared the dwelling so they wouldn't freeze to death in their first winter.
- The Tamil original is sprinkled with evocative and lovely terms like poongkuttigal for goat kids.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [colloquial/familiar] bromear don't get upset, I was only kidding no te pongas así, estaba bromeando or era en broma he was 92, no kidding! ¡tenía 92 años, te lo juro! I've won the lottery — no kidding! ¡me ha tocado la lotería! — ¡no me digas!Example sentences
- Don't kid yourself into believing this means it doesn't go on.
- We can try to kid ourselves into believing that following Jesus isn't such a difficult thing.
- We are not fools trying to kid ourselves but we want him to lead as normal a life as possible for as long as he can.
- At first I thought he was just kidding around, as did everyone else, but he was genuinely challenging the lecturers, at points raising his voice and even banging on the desk like a child that wasn't getting it's way.
- He laughs again to show he's not posturing, he's kidding around.
- He kids around, annoying Mike and amusing Frank.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (tease) to kid sb (
aboutsth) tomarle el pelo a algn (con algo) he's just kidding you on o along o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) around te está tomando el pelo 1.2 (deceive) engañar who do you think you're kidding? ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando? you can't kid me it was just an oversight a mí no me vas a hacer creer que se te pasó por alto you're kidding yourself if … te engañas si … don't kid yourself! ¡no te hagas ilusiones! stop kidding yourself! ¡desengáñate!, ¡abre los ojos!Example sentences
- My dad used to kid her and tease her about it on election day.
- How I would kid him about all the air time and the praise he was getting.
- I'm around other people's fathers and Ayesha's father used to tease me and Anya, Anya especially, and we kidded him right back.