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"My daughter."

Translation:Mi hija.

2 months ago

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it should be child too right

2 months ago

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Hijo can be son or child, but I've only seen hija to mean daughter.

2 months ago

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niña would most likely be better for child, and then only if he has 1 daughter and no other children

2 months ago

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We often use son, boy, and child interchangeably in English. Then we forget that they don't quite work that way in Spanish.

2 months ago

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Child should be either "niña" or "niño". Hijo and hija are for sons and daughters strictly.

2 months ago

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Yes, accept when it's not

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/hijo

;)

2 months ago

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Got me there

1 month ago

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It wasn't supposed to be a gotcha. I hope my post didn't come off as smug.

1 month ago