Quick answer
"Colleague" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la colega", and "fellow" is a noun which is often translated as "el tipo". Learn more about the difference between "colleague" and "fellow" below.
colleague(
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lig
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la colega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One of Daphne's colleagues at the newspaper helped her to make contact with the Secretary of Labor.Uno de los colegas de Daphne del periódico la ayudó a contactar al Secretario de Trabajo.
b. el compañero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la compañera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a programmer colleague who can improve your website.Tengo un compañero programador que puede mejorar tu sitio web.
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fellow(
feh
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lo
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is a great guest at parties, because everyone thinks he is a rather agreeable fellow.Es un buen invitado para las fiestas, porque a todo el mundo le resulta un tipo muy agradable.
b. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a fellow at the door who claims to be your friend.Hay un hombre en la puerta que asegura que es tu amigo.
c. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You should be able to recognize him. He's a dapper fellow with long hair that goes down to his shoulders.Debes poder reconocerlo. Es un tío pulcro con pelo largo que le cae hasta los hombros.
d. el sujeto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I met an interesting fellow at the conference yesterday, and we exchanged phone numbers.Conocí a un sujeto interesante en la conferencia de ayer e intercambiamos los números de teléfono.
2. (colleague)
a. el compañero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la compañera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The groom and the best man have been fellows since childhood.El novio y su padrino son compañeros desde que eran niños.
3. (member of an academy or society)
a. el miembro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la miembro
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother was just named as an honorary fellow at the new research institute.Mi hermano acaba de ser nombrado miembro honorífico del nuevo instituto de investigaciones.
4. (in some universities)
a. el miembro de la junta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la miembro de la junta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The changes that the university's fellows made to the charter provoked student protests.Los cambios que los miembros de la junta de la universidad hicieron a los estatutos provocaron manifestaciones estudiantiles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (peer)
a. compañero
Because he was the best in the class, Juan offered to tutor his fellow students.Como era el mejor de la clase, Juan le ofreció su ayuda a sus compañeros de clase.
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