Quick answer
"Family" is a noun which is often translated as "la familia", and "child" is a noun which is often translated as "el hijo". Learn more about the difference between "family" and "child" below.
family(
fahm
-
li
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relatives)
a. la familia
(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 love being a part of a big family.Me encanta formar parte de una familia grande.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (known)
a. familiar
We're having a family reunion in Canada next summer.Vamos a tener una reunión familiar en Canadá el verano que viene.
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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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