There are 2 translations of pair in Spanish:

pair1

Pronunciation: /per; peə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of shoes, socks, gloves) par (m) 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 (AmL) 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 polvorosa
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    • 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.
    1.2 (in cards) pareja (f), par (m)
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    • 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 (f) 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 (AmL tb) de a dos 2.2
    (pairs pl)
    [Sport] dobles (mpl)
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of pair in Spanish:

pair2

vt

  • [objects] emparejar, formar pares con she was paired with Paul le pusieron a Paul de pareja
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    • Twelve months ago, the two teams were paired together in the quarter-finals.
    • This was designed to protect the integrity of the championship because of the possibility of leading contenders being paired together in the first round.
    • ‘Clarke and I were paired together to present a documentary on that year's Festival,’ says Bakewell.

vi

  • [Zool] aparearse
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    • White plumage may be critical for attracting a mate, but even after pairing with a female during the breeding season, a male that keeps a clean profile may have an advantage.
    • In many species pairs are stable for at least three years, and some butterflyfishes may pair for life.
    • These fish stay paired for at least a year and sometimes for their entire lifetime. They spawn year-round, usually near the full moon.

Phrasal verbs

pair off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [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 [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + adv formar parejas

pair up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [objects] emparejar, formar pares con each child was paired up with a partner se puso a los niños en parejas 1.1v + adv formar parejas

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Word of the day rigor
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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.