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"Baby" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la bebé", and "infant" is a noun which is also often translated as "el/la bebé". Learn more about the difference between "baby" and "infant" below.
baby(
bey
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bi
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (infant)
a. el bebé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la bebé
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The baby slept soundly through the night.El bebé durmió profundamente toda la noche.
b. el bebe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la beba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
(River Plate)
The babies happily listened to the lullaby.Los bebes escucharon felizmente la canción de cuna.
c. el nene
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la nena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
How's your baby? Is she walking yet?¿Cómo está tu nena? ¿Ya camina?
d. el guagua
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la guagua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Andes)
We saw a ton of babies at the park.Vimos un montón de guaguas en el parque.
2. (animal)
a. la cría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rabbits can have babies every 30 days.Los conejos pueden tener crías cada 30 días.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(term of endearment)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. amor
I love you so much, baby.Te quiero tanto, amor.
b. cariño
Baby, can you bring me some coffee?Cariño, ¿me puedes traer café?
c. nene
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Baby, you look so handsome in that suit.Nene, te ves guapísimo en ese traje.
d. nena
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Are you okay, baby? You look sad.¿Nena, estás bien? Te ves triste.
e. bebe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Don't get mad, baby. You asked for my opinion, and I gave it to you.No te enfades, bebe. Me pediste mi opinión, y yo te la di.
4. (significant other)
a. el chico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la chica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Here comes my baby.Aquí viene mi chico.
5. (childish person)
a. el niño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la niña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't be such a baby! It doesn't hurt that much.¡No seas niño! No duele tanto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (small)
a. pequeño
I had some baby carrots as a snack.Comí zanahorias pequeñas como merienda.
7. (for a baby)
a. de bebé
I gave her a baby blanket.Le regalé una cobija de bebé.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to pamper)
a. mimar
I love to baby my cat.Me encanta mimar a mi gato.
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infant(
ihn
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fihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (small child)
a. el bebé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la bebé
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A mother and her new-born infant were rescued from the fire.Se rescató a una madre con su bebé recién nacido del incendio.
b. el niño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la niña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I helped a lady who was carrying a baby and had three infants in tow.Ayudé a una señora que llevaba a un bebé en brazos y tres niños a la zaga.
2. (legal)
a. el menor de edad
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la menor de edad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An infant may be made a ward of court for its own protection.Se puede poner a un menor de edad bajo la tutela del tribunal por su propia protección.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to infants)
a. infantil
Better hygiene would reduce the number of infant deaths.Una mejor higiene haría bajar la tasa de mortalidad infantil.
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