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American English: /ˈmɛrɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈmarɪdʒ/

Translation of marriage in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (act) she tried to prevent their marriage
    trató de impedir que se casaran
    marriage to somebody
    casamiento (masculine) or [formal] enlace (masculine) con alguien
    marriage vows
    votos (masculine plural) matrimoniales
    1.2 uncountable and countable (relationship, state) marriage to somebodyher marriage to the poet lasted two years
    estuvo dos años casada con el poeta
    a marriage of convenience
    un matrimonio de conveniencias
    to be related by marriage
    ser parientes políticos or por afinidad
    we're cousins by marriage
    somos primos políticos
    he gave him his daughter in marriage
    le entregó a su hija en matrimonio
    (before noun) marriage counseling o (British English) guidance marriage counselor o (British English) marriage guidance counsellor
    Example sentences
    • But with large numbers of unions still ending in divorce and many couples choosing to cohabit and raise children out of wedlock, has marriage had its day?
    • People often pose the question in terms of social equality, but marriage is also an institution of economic rights.
    • It's a very American piece, like a sketch show, a revue about love, dating, marriage, children, divorce, death, so we go from being eight to 80 in the show.

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