Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday January 4, 2008

pareja, noun:
partner; couple

Pareja is a word that people commonly use to talk about a person who is in a relationship, particularly if they don’t want to specify whether they’re married or not.

tu pareja ideal
your ideal partner

Nos presentó a su pareja.
She introduced us to her partner.

It’s also used to mean a partner in sports, dancing and so forth.

su pareja habitual de dobles
his usual doubles partner

Pareja also refers to both people in the relationship - a couple.

Algunas parejas prefieren no tener hijos.
Some couples prefer not to have children.

las parejas casadas
married couples

Había muchas parejas mayores bailando.
There were lots of older couples dancing.

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