There are 2 translations of mate in Spanish:

mate1

Pronunciation: /meɪt/

n

  • 1 1.1 (assistant) ayudante (mf)
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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 [Naut] oficial (mf) de cubierta first mate primer oficial (m) second mate segundo oficial (m)
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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 [Zool] (male) macho (m); (female) hembra (f) 2.2 (of person) pareja (f), compañero, -ra (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) (esp AmE) compañero, -ra (m,f)
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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 toque
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Cultural fact of the day

peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.