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comrade

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmræd; ˈkɒmreɪd/

Translation of comrade in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (friend, fellow member) compañero, (masculine, feminine), camarada (masculine and feminine) comrade in arms compañero, (masculine, feminine) de armas
    Example sentences
    • It is but a matter of time before many more of our fellow Army Reserve comrades-in-arms will be called to replace and augment those who have already answered the call.
    • Tattoos in the civil wars symbolized allegiance to military commanders and comrades-in-arms rather than to the local community.
    • The soldier and his comrades-in-arms moved deeper into enemy territory, encapsulated in their tank.
    1.2 (as form of address/como título de cortesía) [Politics/Política] (to man) compañero, camarada; (to woman) compañera, camarada
    Example sentences
    • The characters are old college comrades who have been there for each other through everything - or so they thought.
    • Since those heady days, the trade union has seen a sharp decline in popularity and membership as well as bitter divisions among former friends and comrades.
    • The AGM commenced with a minute's silence as a mark of respect to former members, family members and comrades who had passed away during the previous year.
    Example sentences
    • Long before the revolution, he knew what he would do with those of his socialist comrades who opposed him.
    • A very important privilege, comrades, has been taken away from you.
    • So, ignore the demands of the tax collectors and steel yourselves against the pleas of the children for new shoes, comrades.

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