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kid(
kihd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(young child)
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).
The kids are out playing on the swings.Los niños están afuera jugando en los columpios.
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).
The kid next door is very respectful.El chico de la casa de al lado es muy respetuoso.
c. el muchacho
(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 muchacha
(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 kids in my neighborhood love soccer.A los muchachos de mi vecindario les encanta el fútbol.
d. 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).
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)
Hey, kid! Leave her alone!¡Oye, nene! ¡Déjala quieta!
e. el escuincle
(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 escuincla
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That kid needs to start studying.Esa escuincla tiene que ponerse a estudiar.
f. el pibe
(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 pibe
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
That kid really knows how to dance!¡Ese pibe sí sabe bailar!
g. el chamo
(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 chama
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
That kid's name is Elias.Ese chamo se llama Elías.
h. 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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Ask that kid to bring me a soda.Pídele a ese guagua que me traiga un refresco.
i. el chamaco
(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 chamaca
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That kid looks like he's your age.Ese chamaco parece ser de tu misma edad.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(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).
How many kids do you have? - Two, a boy and a girl.¿Cuántos hijos tienen ustedes? - Dos, un niño y una niña.
3. (animal)
a. el chivito
(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 chivita
(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 Garcías have a new kid on their farm.Los García tienen un nuevo chivito en su granja.
b. el cabrito
(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 cabrita
(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 two kids we saw at the zoo yesterday were so cute.Los dos cabritos que vimos ayer en el zoológico eran bien bonitos.
4. (culinary)
a. el cabrito
(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'll have the roast kid with potatoes and plums.Yo tomaré el cabrito asado con patatas y ciruelas.
b. el chivito
(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).
Kid meat is lean and rich in vitamins.La carne de chivito es magra y rica en vitaminas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to joke)
a. bromear
I wasn't serious. I was only kidding.No estaba hablando en serio. Solo estaba bromeando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to joke)
a. tomar el pelo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Don't get mad! I'm just kidding you.¡No te enojes! Solo te estoy tomando el pelo.
b. cotorrear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't believe you! You're kidding me, right?¡No te creo! ¿Me estás cotorreando, verdad?
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kid
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
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).
(child)
b. el crío(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 crío(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. el pibe(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 pibe(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
d. el cabro(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 cabro(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
e. el botija
(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 botija
(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 Uruguay
(Uruguay)
my kid brothermi hermano pequeño
it's kid's stuffeso es cosa de niños
2. (young goat)
a. el cabrito
(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. (skin)
a. la cabritilla
(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).
kid glovesguantes de cabritilla
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to handle somebody with kid glovestratar a alguien con mucho tacto or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (colloquial)
a. quedarse con, vacilar (fool)
to kid oneselfengañarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be kiddingestar bromeando
no kidding!¿en serio?
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kid [kɪd]
noun
1 (Zool) (goat) cabrito (m); chivo (m); (skin) cabritilla (f)
2 (child) chiquilloachiquilla (m) (f);a chiquilla críoacría (m) (f);a cría chavalachavaa (m) (f);a chavaa (Esp) cabroacabra (m) (f);a cabra (Chile) chamacoachamaca (m) (f);a chamaca (CAm) (Méx) escuincleaescuincla (m) (f) (informal);a escuincla (Méx) pibeapiba (m) (f) (informal);a piba (S. Cone)
when I was a kid cuando yo era un crío; cuando yo era pequeño or chico; (LAm) that's kid's stuff (childish) eso es de or para niños; (easy) eso es un juego de niños
transitive verb
1 (deceive) engañar
who do you think you're kidding? ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?; don't kid yourself no te engañes; I kid you not no te engaño
2 (tease)
to kid sb about sth tomar el pelo a algn por algo
he was just kidding her on
3 (pretend to)
to kid sb that hacer creer a algn que
intransitive verb
bromear
I'm only kidding lo digo en broma; "they're mother and daughter" — "no kidding?" —son madre e hija —¿en serio? or —¡no me digas!; really! no kidding! ¡en serio!; ¡de verdad!
modifier
kid brother (n) hermano (m) menor or pequeño or chico; (LAm)
kid gloves (n) guantes (m) de cabritilla
to handle sth/sb with kid gloves tratar algo/a algn con guante blanco
kid sister (n) hermana (f) menor or pequeña or chica; (LAm)
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