- 1 1.1 (of shoes, socks, gloves) par (masculine) a pair of trousers unos pantalones, un par de pantalones a pair of scissors unas tijeras a pair of glasses unas gafas, un par de lentes or anteojos (Latin America/América Latina) I've only got one pair of hands solo tengo dos manos you need a sharp pair of eyes tienes que tener vista de lince to show a clean pair of heels poner* pies en polvorosaMore example sentences1.2 (in cards) pareja (feminine), par (masculine)
More example sentences
- Skaters whizzed by in the rink behind them, but nobody moved to put on a pair of four-wheelers and join the throng.
- There are four main landing gear units fitted in tandem pairs.
- Whilst I was out, I also bought a couple of pairs of stockings.
- One of my opponents had a pair of aces in her hand.
- The lowest winning hand can be a single pair, an ace and king, or even a single high card.
- Well, fate seemed to deny him any runs, pairs or face cards and even any metal implement to do some damage.
- 2 2.1 (couple) pareja (feminine) the happy pair la feliz pareja a pair of rabbits un casal de conejos the seats were arranged in pairs los asientos estaban colocados de dos en dos or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de a dos 2.2(pairs plural)[Sport/Deporte] dobles (masculine plural)More example sentences
- Sometimes Eileen will work with the children on a one to one basis, other times she will host a session with the children in pairs, so that they can speak and relate to each.
- In this race everybody goes in pairs and each pair had to get a board and paddle out to a buoy about 10 meters out and back.
- Players are invited to enter in pairs, although individuals can enter and be paired up on the day.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [objects] emparejar, formar pares con she was paired with Paul le pusieron a Paul de pareja
pair off verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [pupils/dancers] poner* en parejas; [objects/words] emparejar, formar pares con my friends tried to pair me off with John mis amigos me quisieron hacer gancho con John [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio formar parejas
pair up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [objects] emparejar, formar pares con each child was paired up with a partner se puso a los niños en parejas 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio formar parejas
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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