In colloquial speech baby is used as love or affection or boy/girl to refer to a person to express affection or love. It can also be used in an ironic and even derogatory way just like the word “doll.” In the Spanish-speaking world, this word is used in some names of trademarks or places related to children.
The word baby in English also includes other meanings. For example:
- Younger member of a family.
- Breeding of an animal.
- Shy or childish person.
Baby is pronounced in English / ‘beɪbi /. The origin of this word seems to be related precisely to the first sounds a baby produces.
The word babe in English is an informal variation. Its pronunciation is / ‘beɪb /.
Baby shower is a term of Anglo-Saxon origin and refers to a celebration that takes place especially in the United States and has been expanding to other countries. In some countries it is called basket tea or maternity party. Gifts of this kind are offered to parents to celebrate the birth of their baby. The word “shower” in English means, among other meanings, a large number of things that occur or occur at the same time. In this sense, the word shower applied to baby refers to the large number of gifts related to the baby that is given to parents.
Baby-sitter means babysitter or person who works in the care of one or more children while the parents are away. In Latin America it is also known as nana and in Spain the word kangaroo is used.
Baby in the lyrics
The use of the word baby is very common in English popular music . For example, in the song performed by Britney Spears “… Baby one more time” could be translated in several ways: honey, love, baby … In Justin Bieber’s song Baby in the phrase “There was nobody compared to my baby … “, the word baby could be translated as my girl or my love.