birth
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birth(
buhrth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (start of life)
a. el nacimiento
(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).
My brother-in-law is Canadian by birth.Mi cuñado es canadiense de nacimiento.
On the news, they announced the birth of a record number of lambs and calves on local farms.En las noticias anunciaron el nacimiento de un número récord de corderos y becerros en las granjas de la zona.
b. el origen
(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).
Her mother was an aristocrat but her father was of humble birth.Su madre era aristócrata pero su padre era de origen humilde.
2. (medicine)
a. el parto
(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 had a difficult birth with my son.Tuve un parto difícil con mi hijo.
3. (beginning)
a. el nacimiento
(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).
The twentieth century marked the birth of a new era.El siglo XX marcó el nacimiento de una nueva era.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give birth to)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar a luz a
She birthed a baby boy yesterday, and everything went well.Ayer dio a luz a un niño varón, y todo fue bien.
b. parir
I birthed my daughter at the hospital. She was born via C-section.Yo parí a mi hija en el hospital. Nació por cesárea.
c. tener
My grandmother birthed eight children, but only six survived.Mi abuela tuvo ocho hijos, pero solo seis sobrevivieron.
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birth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. el nacimiento
(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).
to give birth (to somebody)dar a luz (a alguien)
at birthal nacer
from birthde nacimiento
Irish by birthirlandés(esa) de nacimiento
birth certificatepartida de nacimiento
birth controlcontrol de natalidad
birth control methodsmétodos anticonceptivos
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
birth pangsdolores del parto
birth rateíndice de natalidad
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birth [bɜːθ]
noun
(gen) nacimiento (m); (Med) parto (m); nacimiento (m); surgimiento (m)
at birth al nacer; French by birth francés de nacimiento; of humble birth de origen humilde; place of birth lugar (m) de nacimiento; to give birth to dar a luz a; dar origen a; to be in at the birth of asistir al nacimiento de; the birth of an idea el origen de una idea
modifier
birth certificate (n) partida (f) de nacimiento
birth control (n) control (m) de la natalidad
method of birth control método (m) anticonceptivo
birth control pill (n) píldora (f) anticonceptiva
birth mother (n) madre (f) biológica
birth pill (n)
birth control pill See culture box in entry birth.
birth rate (n) tasa (f) or índice (m) de natalidad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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