"The little boy has the bats."
Translation:Cậu bé có các con dơi.
July 17, 2016
Because here is cậu bé used as a pronoun.
Pronominal function of kinship terms
- Cậu: mother's brother, used to address a younger man or a man as old as one's mother; he/him, a young boy or man (narratology)
To express the term a little/young boy using người (person/human), you'd say một người trẻ tuổi, I guess.