Quick answer
"Childcare" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidado de los niños", and "kindergarten" is a noun which is often translated as "el kindergarten". Learn more about the difference between "childcare" and "kindergarten" below.
childcare(
chayld
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kehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (service)
a. el cuidado de los niños
(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).
Many working single mothers cannot afford childcare.Muchas madres solteras que trabajan no tienen para pagar el cuidado de los niños.
2. (education)
a. la puericultura
(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).
Julie majored in psychology with a concentration in childcare.Julie estudió psicología con una concentración en puericultura.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to childcare)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Josefina didn't know that she was eligible for a childcare voucher.Josefina no sabía que tenía derecho a una ayuda para guardería.
The neighborhood attracts families because of the abundance of schools and childcare facilities.Este vecindario atrae a las familias por su abundancia de escuelas y guarderías.
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kindergarten(
kihn
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duhr
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gar
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dehn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. el kindergarten
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The children in the kindergarten class made decorations for Mother's Day.Los niños del salón de kindergarten hicieron adornos para el Día de la Madre.
b. el kínder
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There are two kindergarten classes in our school.Hay dos grupos de kínder en nuestra escuela.
c. el jardín de infancia
(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).
Monica will be starting kindergarten next month.Mónica comenzará a ir al jardín de infancia el mes que entra.
d. el jardín de infantes
(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).
(River Plate)
The new kindergarten is accepting applications.El nuevo jardín de infantes está aceptando solicitudes.
e. el jardín de niños
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I have to pick my son up from kindergarten in an hour.Tengo que recoger a mi hijo del jardín de niños en una hora.
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