masculine noun
1. (animal) 
a. kangaroo 
El canguro se alejó dando saltos y pronto había desaparecido entre los árboles.The kangaroo jumped away, and soon it had disappeared among the trees.
2. (baby carrier) 
Mi bebé se durmió en cuanto lo puse en el canguro.My baby fell asleep as soon as I put him in the baby sling.
3. (looking after children) (Spain) 
a. no direct translation 
Me saco algún dinero extra haciendo canguros.I get some extra money babysitting.
Esta noche no salgo. Tengo un canguro.I won't be going out tonight. I have to babysit.
masculine or feminine noun
4. (person who looks after children) (Spain) 
La canguro llegó tarde y nos perdimos el primer acto de la obra.Our babysitter arrived late, and we missed the first act of the play.
1. (animal) 
a. kangaroo 
2. (colloquial) (Spain) 
a. babysitter 
hacer de canguroto babysit
1 (Zoología) kangaroo
2 (impermeable) cagoule
3 (mochila) baby-sling; baby-carrier worn on the chest; (worn on the chest)
4 (Náutica) ferry
[de niños] baby-sitter
esta noche hago de canguro I'm baby-sitting tonight; —¿a qué te dedicas? —trabajo de canguro "what do you do for a living?" — "I do some baby-sitting"
Phrases with "canguro"
Here are the most popular phrases with "canguro." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
hago de canguro
I babysit
hacer de canguro
to babysit
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