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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmpəni/

Translation of company in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -nies)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (companionship) compañía (feminine) bring somebody with you for company vente con alguien para que te haga compañía in sb's company en compañía de algn in company with other experts we hold that … al igual que otros especialistas creemos que … to keep sb company hacerle* compañía a algn to keep company with sb andar* en compañía de algn to part company (with sb) separarse (de algn) the two generals part company on this issue los dos generales difieren sobre este tema
    Example sentences
    • They don't mind very much, especially as you provide such scintillating company.
    • She's also there just to provide extra company for her mum and brother.
    • Some very dear friends provided good company throughout, and I go to bed this evening tired but happy.
    1.2 (companion, companions) the dog will be company for her el perro será una compañía para ella or le hará compañía she's excellent company es muy agradable ( or divertido etc) estar con ella I'm bad company when I'm depressed cuando estoy deprimido es mejor dejarme solo she's been keeping bad company recently últimamente anda en malas compañías you're in good company: we've all been fired no eres el único: nos han despedido a todos present company excepted exceptuando a los presentes, mejorando lo presente a man is known by the company he keeps dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres
    Example sentences
    • Old Boy, however, is up for another drink in the hotel bar, and proves excellent company.
    • She is as sharp as a tack, but excellent company in a social setting.
    • Jackson was a lovely caring man, whose warmth and sense of humour made him excellent company.
    1.3 (guests, visitors) visita (feminine) are you expecting company? ¿esperas visita? we've got company tenemos visita to know how to behave in company saber* (cómo) comportarse en sociedad
    Example sentences
    • He is currently keeping magnificent company in the European Golden Shoe rankings.
    • I am delighted to have the chance to say some words in such distinguished company.
    • Finally, remember that if you do suffer from bad breath, you're in excellent company.
    Example sentences
    • I probably would have invited him over if I hadn't been expecting company anytime soon.
    • Just before the dive Jose Luis tells us that we can expect company.
    • If he was expecting company than why did he look so disgruntled when he answered the door?
  • 2 countable/numerable (business enterprise) compañía (feminine), empresa (feminine) a pharmaceutical/shipping company una compañía farmacéutica/naviera public limited company (in UK) sociedad (feminine) anónima a trading company una sociedad mercantil Smith and Company Smith y Compañía we had lunch on the company la comida corrió a cargo de la compañía or empresa (before noun/delante del nombre) [car] de la compañía or empresa company director directivo, (masculine, feminine) de una compañía company pension scheme plan (masculine) de pensiones de una compañía company policy política (feminine) de la empresa company town[ ciudad que depende de la actividad económica de una sola empresa ]
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (body of people) [literary/literario] cofradía (feminine) 3.2 [Theater/Teatro] compañía (feminine) a theater company una compañía teatral or de teatro the company is on tour la compañía está de gira
    Example sentences
    • It is estimated that funding for the five national performing arts companies accounts for about £20m.
    • One of the troupe's touring companies will visit the Edmonton Street Performers festival this week.
    • The company creates two new performances a year and often tours to Jakarta and Surabaya.
    3.3 [Military/Militar] compañía (feminine) company, dismiss! ¡compañía, rompan filas!
    Example sentences
    • The grenadier company of a line infantry battalion was paraded on the right of the line, the place of honour accorded to its status.
    • Stryker infantry regiments will have three battalions of four companies each.
    • The disseminated copies go to brigade as well as the rifle companies and battalion scouts.
    3.4 [Nautical/Náutica] ship's company tripulación (feminine), dotación (feminine)

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