In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(child)niño masculineniña femininechaval masculine Mexico Spain informalchavala feminine Spain Mexico informalchavalo masculine Central America informalchavala feminine Central America informalescuincle masculine Mexico informalescuincla feminine Mexico informalpibe masculine River Plate informalpiba feminine River Plate informalcabro masculine Chile informalcabra feminine Chile informalbotija Uruguay informalthey've got two kids — tienen dos hijos (/ chavales etc. )
- I loved swimming as a kid — cuando era chico me encantaba nadar
- to be kid/kid's stuff — (easy) ser un juego de niños
- before noun my kid brother — mi hermano menor / pequeño
- Michael, then 4 and used to seeing foster kids come and go, bonded with the new baby.
- He found it difficult to stick to the budget but more problematic was attempting to wean the kids off processed food.
- If the family can afford to send just one of its kids to school, it will always choose the boy child.
- There is a lot of interaction between boys and girls, rural kids and town kids and also the parents.
- My teeth are clenched even thinking about kids treating Franklin the way I watched them treat the kids in my school.
- We are linking in with youth organisations, going into schools and letting kids know what the initiative is about.
- 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.
- Near me was sitting a woman with two kids - a toddler girl on her lap and a boy of about three next to her.
- When I was around ten years old, all the kids at school, including the boys, were getting their ears pierced.
- The balls are too heavy for smallish children, but school age and older kids are certain to enjoy the challenge.
- I wanted to know what other kids at my school thought, particularly the girls.
- If the child is unresponsive, use more parental interaction, change teachers, change schools, put the kid in special classes, whatever.
- Just because someone is a baby, a little kid, a mere youngster, doesn't mean they're not worthy of protecting, does it?
- I had forgotten how much fun really tiny kids are, particularly boys.
- The government's policy of networking all schools should help overcome this problem by targeting the kids directly.
- Children who were allowed fun food were the cool kids at school and their lunchboxes were always higher currency for swaps.
- 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.
- Grateful kids at Whitmore Infant School in Basildon have been packing into the seated area since the structure went up.
- 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.
- Jenny never could relate to the problems the other kids in school had with their parents.
1.2(young person)chico masculinechica feminine
2.1(goat)cabrito masculinecabrita femininechoto masculinechota feminine
- 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.
- 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.
2.2(leather)cabritilla feminine→ glove
- 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.
- I pointed to a pair of wine-red kid leather Dolce & Gabbana pumps.
1informalbromeardon't get upset, I was only kidding — no te pongas así, estaba bromeando / era en broma
- he was 92, no kidding! — ¡tenía 92 años, te lo juro!
- I've won the lottery — no kidding! — ¡me ha tocado la lotería! — ¡no me digas!
1(tease)tomar el peloto kid sb ( about sth) — tomarle el pelo a algn (con algo)
- he's just kidding you on / along / around — te está tomando el pelo
- 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.
- He laughs again to show he's not posturing, he's kidding around.
- He kids around, annoying Mike and amusing Frank.
- 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.
- ‘Carol,’ she said sternly, ‘we are not kidding around here.’
2(deceive)engañarwho 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!
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