la infancia
-the childhood
See the entry for infancia.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (stage of life)
a. childhood
Todavía estoy en contacto con la mayoría de mis amigos de la infancia.I'm still in touch with most of my friends from childhood.
b. infancy (early years)
Sus dos hijos murieron en la infancia.Both her children died during infancy.
2. (infants)
a. children
Este programa apunta a mejorar la salud de la infancia.This program aims at improving children's health.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(early stage)
a. infancy
En aquella época, la neurociencia estaba aún en su infancia.At the time, neuroscience was still in its infancy.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (periodo)
a. childhood
tuvo una infancia muy felizshe had a very happy childhood
desde su más tierna infanciafrom early childhood
un amigo de la infanciaa childhood friend
2. (todos los niños)
a. children
la salud de la infanciachildren's health
1 [de una persona] childhood; [de proyecto, teoría] infancy
es un amigo de la infancia he's a childhood friend; en mi infancia nunca tuve juguetes as a child I never had toys; en su más tierna infancia in his tenderest youth (literario) (humorístico); la investigación genética se halla todavía en su infancia genetic research is still in its infancy; durante la infancia de la humanidad in mankind's infancy
2 (niños) children
Día Internacional de la Infancia International Children's Day
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