child
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The plural of "child" is "children."
child(
chayld
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el hijo
(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 hija
(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 have three children: one son and two daughters.Tengo tres hijos: un hijo y dos hijas.
2. (youngster)
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).
All of the children surrounded the goofy clown.Todos los niños rodearon al payaso bobo.
b. 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).
That child needs some direction before it's too late.Esa chica necesita un poco de dirección antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
c. el menor
(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
(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).
Children are not allowed in the restaurant after eight o'clock.No se permiten menores en el restaurante después de las ocho.
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child
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el niño(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 niño(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).
2. (son)
a. el hijo
(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).
3. (daughter)
a. la hija
(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).
they have three childrentienen tres hijos
it's child's playes un juego de niños
children's literatureliteratura infantil
child abusemalos tratos y/o agresión sexual a menores
child benefitayuda familiar por hijos
child labortrabajo de menores
child povertypobreza infantil
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child [tʃaɪld]
noun
children (plural) niñoaniña (m) (f);a niña (son/daughter) hijoahija (m) (f);a hija (Jur) (non-adult) menor (m)
I have known him since he was a child lo conozco desde niño; to be with child estar encinta; to get sb with child dejar a algn encinta; it's child's play es un juego de niños
modifier
child abuse (n) (with violence) malos tratos (m) a niños; (sexual) abuso (m) sexual de niños
child abuser (n) (with violence) persona que maltrata a un niño
A couple branded as child abusers after their baby died have been cleared following eight months' heartache
(sexual) persona que abusa sexualmente de un niño
A child abuser yesterday escaped a jail sentence for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl because of his `genuine and sincere desire" to reform
child benefit (n) subsidio (m) familiar (por hijos)
child guidance (n) psicopedagogía (f)
child guidance centre (n) centro (m) psicopedagógico
child labour child labor (US) (n) trabajo (m) de menores
child lock (n) (on door) cerradura (f) de seguridad para niños
child prodigy (n) niñoaniña (m) (f) prodigio;a niña
children's home (n) centro (m) de acogida de menores
children's literature (n) literatura (f) infantil
child welfare (n) protección (f) a or de la infancia
La organización benéfica Children in Need (Niños Necesitados), fundada por la BBC en 1972, recauda dinero en beneficio de los niños necesitados en el Reino Unido y en el extranjero. Se la conoce sobre todo por los telethons (telemaratones) que organiza anualmente: los programas de TV en los que se invita a los televidentes a llamar para hacer donativos y a organizar sus propias campañas de ayuda para niños enfermos, minusválidos, pobres etc
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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