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"Mujer" is a noun which is often translated as "woman", and "niño" is a noun which is often translated as "child". Learn more about the difference between "mujer" and "niño" below.
mujer(
moo
-
hehr
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (adult female)
a. woman
Había una mujer junto a la puerta.There was a woman next to the door.
2. (via marriage)
a. wife
Deje que le presente a mi mujer.Let me introduce you to my wife.
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el niño, la niña(
nee
-
nyoh
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (youngster)
a. child
Un niño necesita dormir más horas que un adulto.A child needs to sleep more hours than an adult.
b. kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Las novelas de Harry Potter son para niños, pero les encantan también a los mayores.Harry Potter novels are for kids, but grown-ups also love them.
c. boy (masculine)
¿Quién es ese niño en la foto?Who's that boy in the picture?
d. girl (feminine)
Mi sobrina es una niña muy inteligente que saca muy buenas notas en la escuela.My niece is a very intelligent girl who does very well in school.
e. baby
Charlotte espera un niño para abril.Charlotte is expecting a baby in April.
2. (offspring)
a. child
Si tienes un niño, pagas menos impuestos.If you have a child, you pay fewer taxes.
b. son (masculine)
Después del colegio, tengo que llevar al niño de mi hermano a una fiesta de cumpleaños.After school, I have to take my brother's son to a birthday party.
c. daughter (feminine)
Mi niña está entusiasmada por su primera fiesta de pijamas con sus amigas.My daughter is excited about her first slumber party with her friends.
3. (youth)
a. young boy (masculine)
Le di una propina al niño que me ayudó a llevar la compra a casa.I gave a tip to the young boy who helped me carry my groceries home.
b. young girl (feminine)
No puedes casarte con él; todavía eres una niña.You can't marry him; you are still a young girl.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. master
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(masculine)
El sirviente preparó el equipaje con la ropa de invierno del niño Peter.The servant packed the luggage with Master Peter's winter clothing.
b. lady
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(feminine)
La niña Margarita tocó la campana y apareció el mayordomo con el té.Lady Margarita rang the bell, and the butler appeared with the tea.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (not aged)
a. young
Eres muy niña para irte a vivir sola.You are too young to live on your own.
6. (immature)
a. childish
¡No seas niña! ¿Qué haces mirando los Pequeños Ponies?Don't be childish! How can you be watching My Little Ponies?
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