baby
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baby(
bey
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bi
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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. (infant)
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).
The baby slept soundly through the night.El bebé durmió profundamente toda la noche.
b. el bebe
(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 beba
(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).
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
(River Plate)
The babies happily listened to the lullaby.Los bebes escucharon felizmente la canción de cuna.
c. el nene
(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 nena
(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).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
How's your baby? Is she walking yet?¿Cómo está tu nena? ¿Ya camina?
d. el guagua
(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 guagua
(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).
(Andes)
We saw a ton of babies at the park.Vimos un montón de guaguas en el parque.
2. (animal)
a. la cría
(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).
Rabbits can have babies every 30 days.Los conejos pueden tener crías cada 30 días.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(term of endearment)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. amor
I love you so much, baby.Te quiero tanto, amor.
b. cariño
Baby, can you bring me some coffee?Cariño, ¿me puedes traer café?
c. nene
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Baby, you look so handsome in that suit.Nene, te ves guapísimo en ese traje.
d. nena
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Are you okay, baby? You look sad.¿Nena, estás bien? Te ves triste.
e. bebe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Don't get mad, baby. You asked for my opinion, and I gave it to you.No te enfades, bebe. Me pediste mi opinión, y yo te la di.
4. (significant other)
a. 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).
Here comes my baby.Aquí viene mi chico.
5. (childish person)
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).
Don't be such a baby! It doesn't hurt that much.¡No seas niño! No duele tanto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (small)
a. pequeño
I had some baby carrots as a snack.Comí zanahorias pequeñas como merienda.
7. (for a baby)
a. de bebé
I gave her a baby blanket.Le regalé una cobija de bebé.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to pamper)
a. mimar
I love to baby my cat.Me encanta mimar a mi gato.
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baby
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (infant)
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).
b. el guagua
(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 guagua
(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).
(Andes)
c. el nene(a)
(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 nene(a)
(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).
(River Plate)
baby brotherhermanito m
baby sisterhermanita f
baby boomexplosión de la natalidad
baby carriagecochecito de niño
baby dollmuñeca f
baby grandpiano m de media cola
baby snatcherladrona f de bebés
baby talkhabla infantil
baby wipestoallitas húmedas
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
we have to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwatertenemos que evitar dañar lo bueno al eliminar lo malo
to leave somebody holding the babyendilgar el muerto a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. mimar, tratar como a un bebé
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baby [ˈbeɪbɪ]
noun
1 (infant) bebé (m); bebeabeba (m) (f);a beba (Arg) guagua (f); (And) (small child) neneanena (m) (f);a nena niñoaniña (m) (f);a niña
she's having a baby in May va a tener un niño en mayo; she's having the baby in hospital va a dar a luz en el hospital; the baby of the family el benjamín/la benjamina; don't be such a baby! ¡no seas niño/niña!
I was left holding the baby me tocó cargar con el muerto
to throw out the baby with the bathwater actuar con exceso de celo; pasarse (informal)
2 (US) (girlfriend) chica (informal) (f); (in direct address) nena (informal) (f); cariño (m); (boyfriend) chico (informal) (m)
She said her baby would never run off with another woman, he wasn't like that
(in direct address) cariño;
3 (special responsibility)
the new system was his baby el nuevo sistema fue obra suya; that's not my baby eso no es cosa mía
especially (US) (thing)
that baby cost me a fortune ese chisme me costó una fortuna (informal)
transitive verb
mimar; consentir
"You're looking very much better than when I saw you the other day." "That's thanks to your wife. She's been babying me outrageously" Men never stop being little boys. They like to be babied and pampered Though he was grown, she still babied him, kept his school pictures taped to her refrigerator, still saved money for him in a jar
adjective
1 (for a baby) de niño
baby clothes ropita (f) de niño
2 (young)
baby hedgehog cría (f) de erizo; baby rabbit conejito (m)
3 (small) pequeño
baby car coche (m) pequeño; baby sweetcorn mazorca (f) pequeña
modifier
baby batterer (n) persona que maltrata a los niños
baby battering (n) maltrato (m) de los niños
baby bed (n) (US) cuna (f)
baby bonds (n) (US) bonos (m) depreciados
baby boom (n) boom (m) de natalidad
baby boomer (n) niñoaniña (m) (f) nacidoanacida en época de un boom de natalidad esp de los años 60;a niña a nacida (esp de los años 60)
Baby bouncer (n) columpio (m) para bebés
baby boy (n) nene (m)
baby break (n) interrupción (f) de las actividades profesionales por maternidad
baby buggy (n) cochecito (m) (de bebé)
baby carriage (n) (US) cochecito (m) (de bebé)
baby face (n) cara (f) de niño
baby food(s) (n) comida (f) para bebés; potitos (m) (informal); (Esp)
baby girl (n) nena (f)
baby grand (n) (Mús) piano (m) de media cola
baby minder (n) niñera (f)
baby seat (n) (Aut) sillita (f) or asiento (m) de seguridad para bebés
baby shower (n) (US) fiesta con entrega de regalos a la madre y al recién nacido
She was heading for a party thrown for her by pals in New York. The `baby shower" was arranged so they could hand over gifts for Christie and the unborn tot
baby snatcher (n) mujer (f) que roba un bebé
baby talk (n) habla (f) infantil
baby tender (n) (US) canguro (m)
baby tooth (n) diente (m) de leche
baby walker (n) andador (m); tacatá (m) (informal); (Esp)
baby wipe (n) toallita (f) húmeda
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baby
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el baby, la baby(
bey
-
bee
)
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. (small child)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. baby
¿Qué tiempo tiene tu baby? - Tres meses solo.How old is your baby? - He's only three months old.
2. (term of endearment)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. baby
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Baby, tú sabes que haría cualquier cosa por ti.Baby, you know I'd do anything for you.
b. darling
Te echo mucho de menos, baby.I miss you a lot, darling.
c. love
Baby, tráeme una cerveza de la nevera, por favor.Love, bring me a beer from the fridge, please.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. small car
Me compré un baby porque es mucho más fácil de manejar y estacionar que un carro grande.I bought a small car because it's much easier to drive and park than a big car.
4. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. smock
Los niños llevan siempre un baby en la clase de manualidades.The children always wear a smock in the arts and crafts class.
b. overall (United Kingdom)
Señorita, Ana estaba pintando sin su baby y se ha manchado el jersey de pintura.Miss, Ana was painting without her overall and has got her sweater stained with paint.
c. bib
Mamá, ¿has lavado mi baby? Tengo clase mañana.Mom, have you washed my bib? I have to go to school tomorrow.
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baby
1 (Latinoamérica) (bebé) baby; (Automóviles) small car; mini
baby fútbol table football
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