Translation of couple in Spanish:


pareja, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌp(ə)l//ˈkəpəl/


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    • 1.1(two people)

      pareja feminine
      a married couple un matrimonio
      • the happy couple (after ceremony) los recién casados
      • He likes to look at the handsome couples and the odd couples, imagining how they met and what will happen to them next.
      • They found that the couples whose expectations matched their relationship skills were most satisfied.
      • Congratulations are extended to the newly married couple and their families.
      • Lucky couples on the dance floor walked away with more than a dozen prizes during the course of the night.
      • The couples in the piece make an experience and a temporal transformation occurs.
      • None of the characters seems to like each other; the relationships between the couples appear to be based on mutual irritation and all seem self-preoccupied.
      • Servants and squires of every sort were running around after their lords and knights, and beautiful couples swept across the dance floor.
      • Some couples choose to keep their main accounts separate, paying into a joint account to cover regular outgoings such as the mortgage and supermarket bills.
      • When we had left the hotel, I had felt like we were a married couple on our honeymoon.
      • Before they knew it, the couple had danced six dances and was beginning to feel weary.
      • The couples were played by actors, but the doctors, lawyers, social workers, and the judge were all real life professionals acting as they would if this were a real case.
      • Nineteen couples from as far afield as Germany, England, Ghana and Taiwan said ‘I do’ on the island on Valentine's Day last year.
      • I mean when you think about it, we really are like this old married couple.
      • I picked up the Sunday paper that weekend and saw a double-page spread full of interviews with the childless couples who had written to the woman in desperation.
      • Interestingly everyone agrees that the one thing keeping unhappy couples together is not the last vestige of love, but money.
      • These couples are self-sufficient; their careers, their interests, their travels are enough to give meaning to their lives.
      • It is a linear dance - the couple dance forward and backward rather than around in circles.
      • Divorce is a label that married couples hope will never be applied to them.
      • Fish were making their presence felt in every pool, including a couple of double figured salmon.
      • Most households consist of a married or unmarried couple and their children.
      • But couples buying property together should think beyond these points if they want to avoid costly disputes.
      • I do not dance well, but I delight in watching couples dance together, especially older couples.
      • The band began to play a sixties medley and couples returned to the dance floor.
      • In that scrapbook there'll be pictures of everyone individually, and then pictures of the couples together.
      • By which she meant that, although they were the final couple to dance, they hadn't finished up on the bottom of the pile.
      • Getting the message, each of the couples escaped to the dance floor.
      • The dust swirled around in the perfect globe and came to settle at a pale green which matched the couples ' eyes.
      • As the title suggests, this unlikely duo plays a couple of struggling actors.
      • In the crowded halls of the huge college, the couples were pairing off quickly and heading off to get ready for dates, or parties.
      • In the case of pair skaters and ice dance couples, one of the two individuals must fulfill the same requirement as for a singles skater.
      • The two couples at the centre of the mix-up and the twins cannot be identified following a court order.
      • His family is being torn apart by his dad's alcoholism, his emotions are being torn as he sees his friends pair off into couples, and his job working on the railtracks is uninspiring.
      • The couple danced many classical roles together, as well as pas de deux that Nixon choreographed.
      • The school board said it had no choice but to let the couple attend the dance, given the ruling.
      • Students were either at the center of the hall, dancing in couples or groups, or lounged around the tables, chatting amiably with their friends.
      • A new couple whirled onto the dance floor and snatched her attention.

    • 1.2(British) (in hunting)

      pareja de perros feminine

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    (two or small number)
    + plural verb a couple (of sth) un par (de algo)
    • can you lend me a couple of pounds? ¿puedes prestarme un par de libras?
    • I think he'd had a couple creo que tenía unas copas de más
    • a couple hundred books unos doscientos libros
    • a couple hours unas dos horas

transitive verb

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    (circuits) conectar
    (events/theories) asociar
    to couple sth/sb with sth/sb asociar algo/a algn con algo/algn
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    to couple sth with sth
    • the fall in demand, coupled with competition from abroad el descenso de la demanda, unido a la competencia extranjera

intransitive verb

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