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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌntrimən/

Translation of countryman in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -men /-mən/)

  • 1.1 (compatriot) [literary/literario] compatriota (masculine) fellow countryman compatriota (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (country dweller) campesino (masculine)

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