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mutual
American English: /ˈmjutʃ(u)əl/
British English: /ˈmjuːtʃʊəl/
, /ˈmjuːtʃ(ə)l/

Translation of mutual in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (reciprocal)
    (affection/loathing/respect/help)
    mutuo
    the feeling is mutual
    el sentimiento es mutuo or correspondido
    Example sentences
    • ‘We met around town in Detroit and just had a mutual admiration and respect, then just sort of gravitated toward one another,’ says Benson.
    • But this has not affected the mutual love and respect he and his children feel for one another.
    • Dara seemed to have mutual feelings toward it since she whipped out her newly charged cell phone and began punching in numbers.
  • 2 (shared, common) (before noun)
    (friend/enemy)
    común
    by mutual agreement the arrangement will be to our mutual benefit
    el arreglo será beneficioso para ambos/para todos
    we have a mutual interest in opera
    compartimos el mismo interés por la ópera
    a ambos/a todos nos interesa la ópera
    Example sentences
    • Men preferred friends with mutual acquaintances and common interests, while women valued laughter, honesty and trust.
    • But we had mutual friends in common, and the most significant one was this chap, James Coldhurst.
    • He waived the hourly fee after discovering a mutual common interest in the gym.
  • 3 (Finance)mutual benefit society mutual savings bank
    caja (feminine) de ahorros mutuos
    Example sentences
    • Deep in Glasgow's business district, nearly all the grand former building societies, mutual associations and insurance offices have been transformed into eateries and drinkeries.
    • Furthermore, several building societies and mutual life assurance companies have converted to listed companies over the past fifteen years, providing windfall shares to their members.
    • In previous years, building societies and mutual companies (those without shareholders) usually dominated these annual surveys of the cheapest lenders.

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