Translation of countryman in Spanish:
noun plural -men Pronunciation: / -mən /
- 1.1 (compatriot) [literary] fellow countrymanExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (country dweller)
- His oppressive office compelled the countrymen to bring their articles to market.
- Micah, a simple countryman, was a native of a very poor village.
- I'm proud of what I do, I'm a countryman.
- When the war broke they flocked to help the South while their fellow countrymen flocked to the Northern armies.
- Here, the exiled speaker asks a fellow countryman if the same pleasant breeze blows across the borders.
- Many of us also have more in common with our fellow countrymen than with events in a far off country.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.