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"Infant" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la bebé", and "young children" is a phrase which is often translated as "niños pequeños". Learn more about the difference between "infant" and "young children" 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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young children
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. los niños pequeños
(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 wish we were all as loving as young children.Ojalá que todos fuéramos tan cariñosos como los niños pequeños.
b. los niños de corta 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).
It is not recommended that young children see this movie.No recomendamos que los niños de corta edad vean esta película.
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