Share this entry

Gurkha
American English: /ˈɡərkə/
British English: /ˈɡəːkə/
, /ˈɡʊəkə/

Translation of Gurkha in Spanish:

noun

  • gurkha (masculine and feminine)
    (before noun) the Gurkha Regiment
    el regimiento de los gurkhas
    (en el ejército británico)
    Example sentences
    • Most Gurkhas return to Nepal - which is currently in the midst of a Maoist insurgency - at the end of their service.
    • Britain's Ministry of Defense argues that the pension rates for Gurkha soldiers are more than adequate, as most Gurkhas retire back to Nepal where the cost of living is much lower than in Britain.
    • Former Gurkhas from Nepal who served with the British Army yesterday accused the Ministry of Defence of ‘irrational and discriminatory’ treatment over their pay and conditions.

Definition of Gurkha in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    noun
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day

    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.