Quick answer
"Couple" is a noun which is often translated as "la pareja", and "partner" is a noun which is often translated as "el socio". Learn more about the difference between "couple" and "partner" below.
couple(
kuh
-
puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (two people)
a. la pareja
(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).
Several couples were dancing.Varias parejas estaban bailando.
b. el matrimonio
(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).
(married couple)
My neighbors are a very nice couple.Mis vecinos son un matrimonio muy agradable.
2. (two)
a. el par
(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 are only a couple of apples left.Solo quedan un par de manzanas.
3. (a few)
a. el par
(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).
It'll only take a couple of minutes for me to change the tire.Solo me llevará un par de minutos cambiar la llanta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to combine)
a. combinar
If only you could couple Joanna's beauty with Charlotte's intelligence.Si solo se pudiera combinar la belleza de Joanna con la inteligencia de Charlotte.
b. asociar
Try to couple these images with words.Intenta asociar estas imágenes con palabras.
5. (to connect)
a. conectar
You have to couple these circuits to make the printer work.Tienes que conectar estos circuitos para que funcione la impresora.
b. acoplar
It was the mechanic's job to couple the railroad cars.Le tocaba al mecánico acoplar los vagones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to mate)
a. aparearse
In the distance you could hear the foxes coupling.A lo lejos se oían los zorros que estaban apareándose.
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partner(
part
-
nuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (business)
a. el socio
(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 socia
(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 partner and I started this business 20 years ago.Mi socio y yo montamos este negocio hace 20 años.
2. (intimate relationship)
a. la pareja
(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 partner and I are considering buying a house together.Mi pareja y yo estamos pensando en comprar una casa juntos.
3. (work)
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).
I already gave all of this information to your partner, officer Davis.Ya le di toda esta información a su compañero, el oficial Davis.
4. (sports or dancing)
a. la pareja
(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 enjoy dancing with a variety of partners.Me gusta tener distintas parejas de baile.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to join with)
a. formar pareja con
You have to partner with the person next to you.Tienes que formar pareja con la persona que está a tu lado.
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