Like in any language, you can answer that you do have kids — but you can also be more specific about what gender your children are. You can tell them whether you have a daughter, a son, or two daughters or two sons.

The difference in Spanish is that if there is one male, it doesn’t matter how many daughters are in the group — you will use the masculine version, hijos.

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Tenemos dos hijos, un niño y una niña We have 2 children, 1 boy and 1 girl.
Tengo tres hijos, dos niños y una niña I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl
Tenemos tres hijas We have 3 daughters.
Tengo ocho hijos, tres niños y cinco niñas We have  8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls
Tengo un hijo I have one son.
No tengo hijos I don’t have children

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