• IPA(key): /ˈsweldo/, [ˈswel̪d̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Spanish sueldo, from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus (gold coin). Doublet of the borrowing sólido.


sueldo m (plural sueldos)

  1. salary
    Synonym: salario
  2. Any of several historical European units of currency, including the solidus, sol, and soldo.

Usage notesEdit

In several Spanish-speaking countries, a difference exists between sueldo and salario. A sueldo is a periodic payment of a fixed amount of money given to a worker. A salario is the amount of money a worker makes based on the day and hours he works. Thus, sueldo is actually closer to the English definition of salary, whereas salario is closer to a wage. Regional variation exists, however.

Related termsEdit

  • Cebuano: suweldo
  • Tagalog: suweldo

Etymology 2Edit



  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of soldar.

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