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"Babysitter" is a noun which is often translated as "el niñero", and "nanny" is a noun which is also often translated as "el niñero". Learn more about the difference between "babysitter" and "nanny" below.
babysitter(
bey
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bi
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sih
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duhr
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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. (occupation)
a. el niñero
(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 niñera
(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).
We need to find a babysitter to take care of the children on Friday night.Hay que encontrar una niñera para cuidar a los niños el viernes por la noche.
b. la nana
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Marta is Miguel's favorite babysitter.Marta es la nana preferida de Miguel.
c. el canguro
(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 canguro
(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 Spain
(Spain)
My mom is always our first choice when we need a babysitter for Fernanda.Siempre elegimos a mi mamá primero cuando necesitamos una canguro para Fernanda.
d. el babysitter
(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 babysitter
(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).
Ale started working as a babysitter when she was 11.Ale empezó a trabajar de babysitter a los 11 años.
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nanny(
nah
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ni
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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. (profession)
a. el niñero
(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 niñera
(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).
We can't afford to hire a nanny to look after the kids.No nos alcanza el dinero para contratar a una niñera para que cuide a los niños.
2. (relative)
a. la abuelita
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I went to stay with my nanny during the holidays.Fui a quedarme con mi abuelita en las vacaciones.
b. la yaya
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Will you read me a story, nanny?Yaya, ¿me lees un cuento?
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