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American English: /tʃaɪld/
British English: /tʃʌɪld/

Translation of child in Spanish:

noun plural childrenPronunciation: /ˈtʃɪldrən/

  • 1 (boy) 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 the child is father of the man
    lo que se mama de niño dura toda la vida
    see alsoabuse 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.
  • 2 (son)
    (daughter) hija (feminine)
    have you any children?
    ¿tiene hijos?
    we have two children
    tenemos dos hijos
    to be with child [literary]
    estar encinta
    to get somebody with child [literary]
    dejar a alguien encinta
    to be great or 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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