Spanish word of the week: pareja
Posted by Collins Language @ Wednesday 24 April 2019
la 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.