In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo intransitivobabysitting, babysat
1cuidar niñoshacer de canguro EspañaI'll babysit for you — yo te cuido a los niños (or al niño etc.)
- One night, my parents ask Grandpa to come over and babysit while they go see Chuck Berry at the Westbury Music Fair.
- Girl Scouts are advised to ask the parents for whom they babysit to unload and lock-up their guns.
- He used to come round here and we would babysit for him.
- In high school, my sister used to babysit for D's daughter's daughter.
- We have had some beautiful letters from the parents of children she babysat.
- We had to ring our neighbour and get her to come and babysit.
- Much manly back slapping ensued, and I now have a friend's gown in my room which I agreed to babysit whilst he went to the PT.
- Granny babysits, serves buttered toast for tea, and scoops up dancers from ballet classes in the next town.
- Which reminds me, I need to get in touch with all the usual parents I babysit for, and tell them to call me here at Alex's instead.
- She used to babysit for neighbours and was quite normal.
- Once the child's parents have asked you to babysit for them, it is a good idea to agree rates of payment at that stage.
- Outwardly, Gina didn't seem troubled - she babysat for neighbors, wrote cute poems, and smiled radiantly for pictures.
- She buys cool stuff because she babysits and makes good money.
- My niece babysits, as I have two evening meetings.
- I was asked to babysit for the Alatas children and although I wasn't too keen on watching over a toddler, I had accepted.
- In Argentina it is usual for couples to ask their parents or a sibling to babysit for their children.
- We give by baking cookies for a neighbour, offering to babysit for weary parents or spending time with a lonely person.
- On Tuesdays, I babysat for some friends of my parents.
- The woman left to do something - perhaps buy baby supplies - and left me to babysit.
- When Nancy visits friends who have younger children, her teenage daughters babysit so the parents can have a night out.
verbo transitivobabysitting, babysat
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