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courtship

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːrtʃɪp; ˈkɔːtʃɪp/

Translation of courtship in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (of people) noviazgo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Highly romantic courtships don't guarantee living happily ever after, but they are associated with a longer road to divorce.
    • Much Ado About Nothing portrays the return from war of Don Pedro and his men and the subsequent courtships, flirtations, practical joking and witty conversations.
    • The women who read the celebrity rags fantasize about fabulous courtships, fairy tale weddings, romantic honeymoons, and the everlasting bonding of parenting.
    Example sentences
    • Enter the romantic plot of heterosexual courtship and marriage, which deploys its forward-looking, more inclusive and reproductive vision via a traffic in women.
    • Love, courtship, marriage, the existence of children, her husband's illness and death, are stated unemotionally.
    • Only an initiated man is ready to withstand the dangers of courtship and marriage.
  • 2 [Zoology/Zoología] cortejo (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) courtship ritual parada (feminine) nupcial
    Example sentences
    • In courtship, the male attracts the female with an aerial display.
    • In arena trials, females that were exercised to exhaustion before courtship mated with smaller males than did control females.
    • During courtship, males sing to defend their territories and attract mates.

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