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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "camarada" is a noun which is often translated as "comrade". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "camarada" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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el camarada, la camarada(
kah
-
mah
-
rah
-
dah
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (politics)
a. comrade
¡Camaradas, juntos lograremos la revolución del proletariado!Comrades, together we shall carry out the proletarian revolution!
2. (peer)
a. colleague (at work)
El viernes, mis camaradas y yo salimos de la oficina y fuimos a un bar.On Friday, my colleagues and I left the office and went to a bar.
b. school friend
Mis camaradas vinieron a casa y estudiamos para el examen.My school friends came to my place and we studied for the exam.
3. (friend)
a. pal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ánimo, camarada. Sé que te rompieron el corazón, pero la vida continúa.Cheer up, pal. I know you're heartbroken, but life goes on.
b. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El fin de semana que viene me voy de pesca al lago con mis camaradas.Next weekend I'm going on a fishing trip to the lake with my buddies.
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Sí, Rafael es mi camarada. Nos hicimos amigos el año pasado.Yes, Rafael is my mate. We became friends last year.
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