Translation of couple in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (two people) (+ singular or plural verb) a married couplethe happy coupleun matrimoniolos noviosExample sentences
- Fish were making their presence felt in every pool, including a couple of double figured salmon.
- As the title suggests, this unlikely duo plays a couple of struggling actors.
- In the case of pair skaters and ice dance couples, one of the two individuals must fulfill the same requirement as for a singles skater.
- Lucky couples on the dance floor walked away with more than a dozen prizes during the course of the night.
- The couple danced many classical roles together, as well as pas de deux that Nixon choreographed.
also: plural couple(in hunting)(British English)pareja (feminine) de perros
- When we had left the hotel, I had felt like we were a married couple on our honeymoon.
- Congratulations are extended to the newly married couple and their families.
- I mean when you think about it, we really are like this old married couple.
- 2 (two or small number) See examples: a couple (of something) (+ plural verb)can you lend me a couple of pounds?un par (de algo)I think he'd had a couple [colloquial] [euphemistic]¿puedes prestarme un par de libras?a couple hundred books (American English) [colloquial]creo que tenía unas copas de más [colloquial] [euphemistic]a couple hours (American English) [colloquial]unos doscientos librosunas dos horas
- 1.1 (connect) (cars) (Railways)(circuits)(theories/events)to couple something/somebody
withsomething/somebody1.2 (combine) (often passive) to couple somethingasociar algo/a alguien conalgo/alguien withsomethingthe fall in demand, coupled with competition from abroadel descenso de la demanda, unido a la competencia extranjeraExample sentences
- They work in fixed teams, where know-how is coupled with team work to provide the best possible service.
- The frequent power cuts have also compounded the problems for them and when it is coupled with the steep hike in prices, people feel that they have been caught between devil and deep sea.
- The roots of jazz date back to around the 1890s when a blend of African music from the slaves on the plantations was coupled with European-American musical traditions.
- Why is everyone coupling up and heading off to get naked?
- I was crying every day, I was calling in sick to work and I couldn't face meeting up with my friends who were all blissfully coupled up.
- Aimed at singletons and those who are happily coupled up but want to meet new people, the night is a cross between speed-dating and a book club, aimed at those in their 20s to 40s.
- This done, the brand-new C&O dynamometer car was coupled on, and the tests began in May 1929.
- When two cars are coupled together there is a two or three scale foot gap between the diaphragms.
- The faster journeys would be achieved by cutting the number of times that trains have to be coupled and decoupled, a job that can take precious minutes.
- (copulate)aparearseExample sentences
- In the city of a million hovels, a million lovers coupled to the signs of the seasons.
- When a courted female permits mating, the pair remain coupled, end to end, for many hours, even a day.
- Then, when they coupled, he felt his very bones melting within his body.
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