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"Children" is a form of "child", a noun which is often translated as "el hijo". "Animal" is a noun which is often translated as "el animal". Learn more about the difference between "children" and "animal" 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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animal(
ahn
-
ih
-
muhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (creature)
a. el animal
(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).
I love to go to the zoo and see all the different animals.Me encanta ir al zoológico y ver todos los animales diferentes.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(brute)
a. el bestia
(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 bestia
(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).
Why on earth did she marry that animal?¿Cómo se le ocurrió casarse con ese bestia?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to animals)
a. animal
The sperm whale has the biggest brain in the animal kingdom.El cachalote tiene el cerebro más grande del reino animal.
4. (carnal)
a. animal
After six months alone in the woods, the man allowed his animal instincts to guide him.Después de seis meses solo en el bosque, el hombre se dejaba guiar por sus instintos animales.
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