Quick answer
"Friend" is a noun which is often translated as "el amigo", and "companion" is a noun which is often translated as "el compañero". Learn more about the difference between "friend" and "companion" below.
friend(
frehnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (close acquaintance)
a. el amigo
(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 amiga
(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 am inviting all of my friends to my birthday party.Voy a invitar a todos mis amigos a mi fiesta de cumpleaños.
2. (supporter)
a. el amigo
(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 amiga
(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 Friends of the Chesapeake Bay are having a meeting this Saturday.La Asociación de los Amigos de la Bahía de Chesapeake van a tener una reunión este sábado.
3. (religion)
a. el amigo
(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).
Quakers belong to the Religious Society of Friends.Los cuáqueros pertenecen a la Sociedad Religiosa de los Amigos.
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companion(
kuhm
-
pahn
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yuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (comrade)
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).
Mark is my best friend and companion.Mark es mi más querido amigo y compañero.
2. (attendant)
a. la señora de compañía
(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 elderly aunt needs a companion to help with her daily routines.Mi anciana tía necesita una señora de compañía que la ayude con sus rutinas diarias.
b. el acompañante
(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).
Marco is grandma's companion that comes during the week to help her.Marco es el acompañante de abuela que viene a ayudarla durante la semana.
3. (book)
a. la guía
(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).
This guitar companion is a valuable tool for teaching and learning this instrument.Esta guía de guitarra es una valiosa herramienta para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de este instrumento.
b. el manual
(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 can't find the companion to my new coffee maker, and I don't know how to use it!No puedo encontrar el manual de mi nueva cafetera, ¡y no sé como se usa!
4. (part of a pair)
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 sofa comes with a companion ottoman.El sofá viene con una otomana de compañera.
b. 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).
This lamp was originally part of a pair, but the companion broke.Esta lámpara era originalmente parte de un par, pero la pareja se rompió.
5. (lover)
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).
Isabel has been my companion for almost 5 years and we're still in love.Isabel ha sido mi pareja por casi 5 años y seguimos enamorados.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (complementary)
a. complementario
I was excited to finally get the companion volume to my history book.Estaba emocionada de finalmente haber encontrado el volumen complementario de mi libro de historia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to accompany)
a. acompañar
The duke's sons were at the park every day companioned by their governess.Los hijos del duque estaban en el parque todos los días acompañados de su aya.
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