Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsweldo/ [ˈswel̪.d̪o]
  • Rhymes: -eldo
  • Syllabification: suel‧do

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

sueldo m (plural sueldos)

  1. salary
    Synonym: salario
  2. any of several historical European units of currency, including the solidus, sol, and soldo
Usage notes edit
  • 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.
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Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Cebuano: suweldo
  • Tagalog: suweldo

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of soldar

Further reading edit