There are 2 translations of mate in Spanish:

mate1

Pronunciation: /meɪt/

n

  • 1 1.1 (assistant) ayudante (masculine and feminine)
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    • We had no lifting training and were not provided with driver's mates to assist with the lifting involved.
    • She's now an aviation electrician's mate and soon will start in the shop for electricians.
    1.2 [Nautical/Náutica] oficial (masculine and feminine) de cubierta first mate primer oficial (masculine) second mate segundo oficial (masculine)
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    • The same applied to the sailing master, his mate, and the carpenter when they also arrived.
    • The ship's mates would be here at any minute, and I would lose my charter to Antwerp if I was caught.
    • When a sailor ‘belonged’ to a ship his main loyalty was to his ship and his mates.
  • 2 2.1 [Zoology/Zoología] (male) macho (m); (female) hembra (f) 2.2 (of person) pareja (f), compañero, (m,f)
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    • She said if we treated our husbands / mates like we treated our pet dogs, our marriages would be happier.
    • I mean, that's terrible to lose a life partner and a mate at any age, but certainly at a young age like that.
    • From this perspective, the problem of your missus or your mate takes on added significance.
    2.3 (of shoe, sock etc) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) compañero, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Have you ever wondered as to the whereabouts of the mate to those odd socks you find in the dryer or your sock drawer?
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    • He then told them that he would take all steps necessary so that the zoo gets new species of animals and mates for those animals that are single now.
    • Both admitted intentionally killing a wild bird, injuring its mate and having a loaded air rifle without lawful authority.
    • Andean condor Homer and his mate Marge are love birds again - after vets gave him a blunter beak to save her from the sharp side of his temper.
  • 4
    (checkmate)
    (jaque (m)) mate (m)

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There are 2 translations of mate in Spanish:

mate2

vi

  • 1.1 (become partners) aparearse 1.2 (copulate) aparearse, acoplarse, copular
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    • Two other fly species mated and formed a hybrid, a combined form that cannot mate with its fellow hybrids.
    • Many animals and birds mate for life and this seems to work quite well for them.
    • Researchers have found that the female monkeys and rats mate with multiple males to purposely confuse paternity.

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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.