- 1 [niño] 1.1 (cuidar, educar) to bring up, raise la criaron los abuelos maternos she was brought up o/or raised by her maternal grandparents fui criada en el amor a los libros I was brought up to love books ya tiene a sus hijos criados her children are grown up now malcriado1 1.2 (amamantar) to breast-feed criado con biberón bottle-fed lo crió su madre his mother breast-fed him
criarse v pron
- to grow up nos criamos juntos we were brought up together, we grew up together me crié con mi abuela I was brought up o/or raised by my grandmother me crié en el campo I grew up in the country a la que te criaste (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] any old how, any which way (inglés norteamericano/American English)
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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.