USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “day care” or "day-care."
daycare(
dey
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kehr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (facility)
a. la guardería
(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).
(F)
(for children)
Stephanie takes her daughter to daycare before going to work.Stephanie lleva a su hija a la guardería antes de ir a trabajar.
b. el centro de atención diurna
(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).
(M)
(for adults)
I'm going to drop Grandpa off at daycare on my way to work.Voy a dejar el abuelo en el centro de atención diurna camino al trabajo.
2. (service)
a. el servicio de guardería infantil
(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).
(M)
(for children)
My work provides on-site daycare.Mi trabajo ofrece un servicio de guardería infantil.
b. la atención diurna
(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).
(F)
(for adults)
Budgets for daycare for the disabled have been significantly cut by the present administration.Los presupuestos para la atención diurna a los minusválidos han sufrido cortes importantes en este gobierno.
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daycare [ˈdeɪkɛəʳ]
noun
(for children) servicio (m) de guardería
Daycare enables women to get involved in other activities ...but because it was full-time, it would mean putting my children in daycare
(for adults) servicio (m) asistencial durante el día
approximately forty places in adult daycare would be required
modifier
daycare centre daycare center (US) (n) (for children) guardería (f); (for adults) centro (m) (asistencial) de día
daycare services (n) (Britain) (for children) servicios (m) de guardería; (for adults) servicios (m) asistenciales durante el día
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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