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"Infant" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la bebé", and "newborn" is an adjective which is often translated as "recién nacido". Learn more about the difference between "infant" and "newborn" below.
infant(
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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. (small child)
a. el bebé
(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 bebé
(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 mother and her new-born infant were rescued from the fire.Se rescató a una madre con su bebé recién nacido del incendio.
b. 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).
I helped a lady who was carrying a baby and had three infants in tow.Ayudé a una señora que llevaba a un bebé en brazos y tres niños a la zaga.
2. (legal)
a. el menor de edad
(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 de edad
(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).
An infant may be made a ward of court for its own protection.Se puede poner a un menor de edad bajo la tutela del tribunal por su propia protección.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to infants)
a. infantil
Better hygiene would reduce the number of infant deaths.Una mejor higiene haría bajar la tasa de mortalidad infantil.
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newborn
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. recién nacido
Jennifer and her husband took a month off from work to take care of their newborn baby.Jennifer y su marido se tomaron un mes de descanso en el trabajo para cuidar a su bebé recién nacido.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. el recién nacido
(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 reciena nacida
(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).
Newborns usually lose weight after their birth.Los recién nacidos suelen bajar de peso después del nacimiento.
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