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soldier
American English: /ˈsoʊldʒər/
British English: /ˈsəʊldʒə/

Translation of soldier in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 an old soldier be a brave little soldier
    pórtate como un valiente
    to be a good soldier (US)
    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.
  • 2 (Zoology)
    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.
  • 3 (British) (Cooking) [colloquial]soldiers
    (trozos de pan tostado que se comen con huevos pasados por agua)

intransitive verb

  • [literary]
    servir como soldado

Phrasal verbs

soldier on

verb + adverb (British)
[colloquial]
seguir al pie del cañón or en la brecha
to soldier on with something
seguir adelante con algo
seguir dándole a algo [colloquial]
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