Spanish word of the week: pareja

This week’s Spanish word of the week is pareja.

Pareja is a noun that means partner or couple and you can find out how to pronounce it here:

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.

Come back next week for a new word, and expand your Spanish vocabulary!

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