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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊldʒər; ˈsəʊldʒə(r)/

Translation of soldier in Spanish:


  • 1.1 soldado (masculine and feminine); (officer) militar (masculine and feminine) an old soldier un excombatiente be a brave little soldier pórtate como un valiente to be a good soldier (American English/inglés norteamericano) ser* leal y disciplinado a soldier of fortune un mercenario to play (at) soldiers jugar* a la guerra
    Example sentences
    • As an enlisted soldier, he served in every leadership position up to the position of First Sergeant.
    • He thus avoided serving as a soldier, or ‘cannon fodder,’ as he would later put it.
    • Keitel, a professional soldier, served as an artillery officer on the Western Front during the First World War and then as a staff officer.
    1.2 [Zoology/Zoología] soldado (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Soldiers resemble worker termites, except that they have enlarged brownish heads and strong, well-developed jaws.
    • Termites have a strict caste system, which consists of worker termites, soldiers, winged reproductive termites, a queen termite, and a king termite.
    • When these ants sense a possible threat, they increase the ratio of soldiers to workers in their colonies, report Luc Passera of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, and his colleagues.
    1.3 (British English/inglés británico) [Cookery/Cocina] [colloquial/familiar] soldiers[ trozos de pan tostado que se comen con huevos pasados por agua ]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [literary/literario] servir* como soldado

Phrasal verbs

soldier on

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
[colloquial/familiar] seguir* al pie del cañón or en la brecha to soldier on with sth seguir* adelante con algo, seguir* dándole a algo [colloquial/familiar]

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