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Re: Bathroom humor

Postby sei » Tue 07.07.2009 5:00 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:Infant is commonly used up to about 2 or 3 then they become toddler, but I wonder if the Japanese make such a distinction.


Well, I don't know about Japanese but in Portugal we use "baby" from birth till about 1 year old, then they are just children. If I'm not suddenly forgetting something, that's the only distinction we make here.
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Re: Bathroom humor

Postby NocturnalOcean » Tue 07.07.2009 5:53 pm

astaroth wrote:Is 小児 used for children older than infants? I looked it up on my dictionary and it gives me infant too.

By the way infant derives from the Latin 'infant', unable to speak, so an infant is technically any kid younger than 1~2 years old.


What I have learned is that, 乳幼児 is from 0-1, while 幼児 is used from 1year until entrance of elementary school.
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Re: Bathroom humor

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 07.08.2009 8:37 am

two_heads_talking wrote:Infant is commonly used up to about 2 or 3 then they become toddler, but I wonder if the Japanese make such a distinction.


A toddler is one who toddles, which includes 2 and 3 year olds.
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Re: Bathroom humor

Postby keatonatron » Wed 07.08.2009 10:30 am

I suggest someone make a new thread titled "the definitions and distinctions of the words 'Toddler', 'Infant', and 'Baby'" and leave my thread free to insult prudes and entertain the rest of us.
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Re: Bathroom humor

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 07.09.2009 12:08 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:Infant is commonly used up to about 2 or 3 then they become toddler, but I wonder if the Japanese make such a distinction.


A toddler is one who toddles, which includes 2 and 3 year olds.


That is one defination.. I suppose then that if a 4 year old who hasn't quite yet learned to toddle due to brain injury would be a toddler of advanced age? (if you go by strict definition..)


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