Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Spanish compannero, from companna (company, entourage). Analyzable as compaña (company) +‎ -ero. Compare Portuguese companheiro.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kompaˈɲeɾo/ [kõm.paˈɲe.ɾo]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾo
  • Syllabification: com‧pa‧ñe‧ro

Noun edit

compañero m (plural compañeros, feminine compañera, feminine plural compañeras)

  1. companion (someone with whom one spends time or keeps company)
    compañero de viajetravel companion
  2. mate, colleague; (with a qualifier) fellow X, classmate, coworker, etc. (someone with whom something is shared)
    Synonym: (especially a coworker) colega
    compañero de claseclassmate
    compañero de pisoroommate, flatmate
  3. (politics) fellow member of a political group; comrade
  4. teammate (one who is on the same team)
    Synonym: compañero de equipo
  5. mate, partner (matching item in a set)
  6. partner, significant other (especially not a spouse)
  7. (figurative) companion (a thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person)
  8. friendly term of address; friend, buddy

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