There are 2 main translations of kid in Spanish

: kid1kid2


niño, n.

Pronunciation /kɪd//kɪd/


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    • 1.1informal (child)

      niño masculine
      niña feminine
      chaval masculine Mexico Spain informal
      chavala feminine Mexico Spain informal
      chavalo masculine Central America informal
      chavala feminine Central America informal
      escuincle masculine Mexico informal
      escuincla feminine Mexico informal
      pibe masculine River Plate informal
      piba feminine River Plate informal
      cabro masculine Chile informal
      cabra feminine Chile informal
      botija feminine Uruguay informal
      they've got two kids tienen dos hijos (or chavales etc.)
      • I loved swimming as a kid cuando era chico me encantaba nadar
      • to be kid or kid's stuff (easy) estar tirado
      • before noun my kid brother mi hermano menor / pequeño
      • There is a lot of interaction between boys and girls, rural kids and town kids and also the parents.
      • I had forgotten how much fun really tiny kids are, particularly boys.
      • We are linking in with youth organisations, going into schools and letting kids know what the initiative is about.
      • If you went to private school before, say, 1980, it was probably because you were something of a problem child, or a kid with special needs.
      • Michael, then 4 and used to seeing foster kids come and go, bonded with the new baby.
      • The balls are too heavy for smallish children, but school age and older kids are certain to enjoy the challenge.
      • The two of us mothers were not sure if my boy kid and her girl kid would get along and go sledding while we skied, but we risked it.
      • Children who were allowed fun food were the cool kids at school and their lunchboxes were always higher currency for swaps.
      • My teeth are clenched even thinking about kids treating Franklin the way I watched them treat the kids in my school.
      • Just because someone is a baby, a little kid, a mere youngster, doesn't mean they're not worthy of protecting, does it?
      • I used to go to Sherington school, just over the way, and there's no way that many kids were driven to school when I was a nipper.
      • He found it difficult to stick to the budget but more problematic was attempting to wean the kids off processed food.
      • Grateful kids at Whitmore Infant School in Basildon have been packing into the seated area since the structure went up.
      • Jenny never could relate to the problems the other kids in school had with their parents.
      • Near me was sitting a woman with two kids - a toddler girl on her lap and a boy of about three next to her.
      • If the child is unresponsive, use more parental interaction, change teachers, change schools, put the kid in special classes, whatever.
      • When I was around ten years old, all the kids at school, including the boys, were getting their ears pierced.
      • The government's policy of networking all schools should help overcome this problem by targeting the kids directly.
      • I wanted to know what other kids at my school thought, particularly the girls.
      • If the family can afford to send just one of its kids to school, it will always choose the boy child.

    • 1.2informal (young person)

      chico masculine
      chica feminine

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    • 2.1(goat)

      cabrito masculine
      cabrita feminine
      choto masculine
      chota feminine
      • The family's goat kids shared the dwelling so they wouldn't freeze to death in their first winter.
      • The Tamil original is sprinkled with evocative and lovely terms like poongkuttigal for goat kids.
      • He ignored the oxen like they did not exist and treated the goat kids like they were young colts.
      • But I think the only kind of kid I could manage to have is a goat kid.
      • Within the past fortnight he and his staff have helped deliver three lambs, and six African Pygmy goat kids.

    • 2.2(leather)

      cabritilla feminine
      • I pointed to a pair of wine-red kid leather Dolce & Gabbana pumps.
      • Fine kid leather gloves often appear among the accoutrements of fashionable ladies.
      • The faces are made of silk or kid leather, molded and enhanced with embroidered or painted details.
      • In her studio she showed us rich, Italian kid leathers, Florentine papers, artisanal glues and brushes.

There are 2 main translations of kid in Spanish

: kid1kid2


bromear, v.

intransitive verb


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    don't get upset, I was only kidding no te pongas así, estaba bromeando / era en broma
    • He kids around, annoying Mike and amusing Frank.
    • ‘Carol,’ she said sternly, ‘we are not kidding around here.’
    • At first I thought he was just kidding around, as did everyone else, but he was genuinely challenging the lecturers, at points raising his voice and even banging on the desk like a child that wasn't getting it's way.
    • Lanier, who was not kidding around, submitted this proposal to an international competition sponsored by the New York Times Magazine to build a time capsule that would preserve information for a thousand years.
    • He laughs again to show he's not posturing, he's kidding around.

transitive verb

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    tomar el pelo
    to kid sb (about sth) tomarle el pelo a algn (con algo)
    • he's just kidding you on / along or (US also) around te está tomando el pelo
    • How I would kid him about all the air time and the praise he was getting.
    • And of course, he loved the drinking, to kid me about the drinking.
    • I'm around other people's fathers and Ayesha's father used to tease me and Anya, Anya especially, and we kidded him right back.
    • I saw my friend and stopped to talk for a moment, kidding him about his posh attire (suit and tie - think he must've had an interview or something).
    • Over the years, you have stayed in touch, exchanged long phone calls and birthday cards and kidded him about marrying well.
    • My dad used to kid her and tease her about it on election day.
    • I've been kidding him for years now that this was where he would end up.
    • He is kidded and cajoled by his three secret tormentors into approaching her at the bar and making a pitch.
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    who do you think you're kidding? ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?
    • you can't kid me it was just an oversight a mí no me vas a hacer creer que se te pasó por alto
    • you're kidding yourself if … te engañas si …
    • don't kid yourself! ¡no te hagas ilusiones!
    • stop kidding yourself! ¡desengáñate!