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young

Pronunciation: /jʌŋ/

Translation of young in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (younger /ˈjʌŋgər; ˈjʌŋgə(r)/, youngest /ˈjʌŋgəst/)

  • 1.1 [animal/person] joven I have a younger brother tengo un hermano menor she is four years younger than me tiene cuatro años menos que yo, es cuatro años menor que yo this is Patricia, our youngest esta es Patricia, la (más) pequeña or la menor a very good-looking young man un joven muy bien parecido her young man su novio a young lady una señorita, una (chica) joven his young lady su novia and what can I do for you, young man/lady? ¿qué se le ofrece, joven/señorita? now listen to me, young man/lady escúcheme jovencito/jovencita young people la gente joven, los jóvenes, la juventud to have a young family tener* hijos pequeños or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chicos she became a minister at the young age of 35 llegó a ministra a la temprana edad de 35 años do you mean young Mr Smith or old Mr Smith? ¿se refiere a Mr Smith padre o hijo? Pliny/Brueghel the Younger Plinio/Brueghel el Joven the younger generation la nueva generación, la gente joven to die/marry young morir*/casarse joven in my young days cuando era joven, cuando era mozo/moza [anticuado o hum] to be young at heart ser* joven de espíritu you're only young once (set phrase) solo se es joven una vez (en la vida) the night is young (set phrase) la noche es joven
    Example sentences
    • Gary Neat, who also lives in the quiet cul-de-sac, said the couple lived there with a young girl.
    • Prince Unleashed tells the story of Holly, a young girl forced to live with relatives after a tragic family accident.
    • A long time ago a beautiful young girl called Hinemoa lived at Owhata on the eastern shores of the lake.
    1.2 [appearance/manner/complexion] juvenil he's a young 40 tiene 40 años muy bien llevados she's very young for her age o years parece más joven de lo que es you're as young as you feel (set phrase) la juventud se lleva dentro
    Example sentences
    • There was no doubt that the young audience loved what they had just heard.
    • This was hardly the time to bring out an issue on love, when the young are busy preparing for exams.
    • I love being round young writers, I like to think of writers as a community, as a race.
    Example sentences
    • Sr. Catherine paid tribute to all her Senior Citizens for being so young at heart.
    • For the young and young at heart, there's also a number of niteclubs to keep those dancing feet tapping.
    • The Bangalore crowd is all young at heart, and the people here are always out having fun, she thinks.
    1.3 [rhubarb/spinach] tierno; [wine] joven [rock/mountain] [Geology/Geología] nuevo; [country/movement] joven jazz music was still very young then por aquel entonces el jazz daba todavía sus primeros pasos

plural noun/nombre plural

  • 1.1 (humans) the young los jóvenes, la juventud 1.2 (animals) crías (feminine plural) with young preñada

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