Quick answer
"Child" is a noun which is often translated as "el hijo", and "parent" is a noun which is often translated as "el padre". Learn more about the difference between "child" and "parent" below.
child(
chayld
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el hijo
(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 hija
(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 have three children: one son and two daughters.Tengo tres hijos: un hijo y dos hijas.
2. (youngster)
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).
All of the children surrounded the goofy clown.Todos los niños rodearon al payaso bobo.
b. 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).
That child needs some direction before it's too late.Esa chica necesita un poco de dirección antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
c. el menor
(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
(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).
Children are not allowed in the restaurant after eight o'clock.No se permiten menores en el restaurante después de las ocho.
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parent(
peh
-
rihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el padre
(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).
Being a parent is the hardest thing I have ever done.Ser padre es la cosa más difícil que he hecho.
If you fail the test, it must be signed by a parent.Si no aprueban el examen, tiene que firmarlo uno de sus padres.
b. la madre
(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 don't want people to judge me as a bad parent.No quiero que la gente me tache de mala madre.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (main)
a. principal
The parent company's headquarters are located in Madrid.La sede central de la compañía principal se sitúa en Madrid.
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