Translation of veteran in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈvetərən/


  • 1.1 (of war) veterano, -na (m,f) de guerra a veteran of the Second World War un veterano de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (before n) [soldier] veterano 1.2 (of military service) (AmE) licenciado (m) del servicio militar
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    • He was one of several MPs from all parties who supported those campaigning for a medal for veterans who served in Egypt.
    • Army veterans who served in World War Two have joined the campaign to save their former regiment.
    • The description was wholeheartedly endorsed by veterans who served under the Brigadier.
    1.3 (experienced person) veterano, -na (m,f) a veteran of local politics un veterano de la política local (before n) [actor/reporter] veterano
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    • The new players have provided tough competition to the veterans in the field.
    • This veteran found the experience so outlandish that he could not tell anyone about it.
    • Separately, however, they were veterans of the festival experience as solo performers.

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.