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Gurkha

Pronunciation: /ˈgʊrkə; ˈgɜːkə/

Translation of Gurkha in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • gurkha (masculine and feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) 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.

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