A co-worker is he individual that is accompanied with another for some purpose. The bond that is established between colleagues is known as fellowship. The effect of accompanying (being with another living being, adding something to something else, existing alongside it), on the other hand, is called company.
For example: “Tomorrow I’m going to go to dinner with my coworkers”, “Juan Carlos is a colleague from the university who is looking for a job, could you help him?”, “I am very proud: my son was chosen as the best classmate in his course”.
The individuals that form a community or a Body are teammates, just like the players that make up a team and that they help each other to achieve a common goal: “Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi have been partners for many years”, “A team can only succeed when there is solidarity between teammates”, “Two teammates from the national team beat each other in training”.
In the field of politics, a partner is defined as the one with whom share an ideology or a movement: “More than 2,000 colleagues participated in the last open assembly of the party”, “A colleague who makes criticisms of this type does not deserve to be part of this current”.
On a colloquial level, the person with whom one lives in a marriage: “My partner works late into the night, but I always wait for him with the food prepared to have dinner together.”.
The term can be used to name the people who they suffer the same fate: “Pablo is my companion in misfortunes, we always face problems together”, “I don’t want you to hang out with your drinking buddies anymore”.
It is common to come across expressions like adventure partner, from travel or from lifetime, among others, and all refer to those living beings with whom we share the most important moments, both the most beautiful and the most difficult. In general, the first interpretation of these terms usually points to a human being, although there are many cases of friendships between individuals of different species: we also call a dog, a cat or a horse companion, for example.
The word companion represents one of those cases in the Spanish language in which there is a wide range of nuances that can considerably affect the meaning of a sentence, depending on the context. Talk about a coworker It is, for many people, simply mentioning someone who performs their work tasks in the same physical space and with the same hours as us; However, for some, this term is only used if there is an affective bond involved, and their alternative when there is no such union is colleague.
There is talk of Good partner, on the other hand, to refer to a series of attitudes typical of a person or animal that tries by all means to promote the wellness to those around him, whether in a work environment, student or in a relationship of friendship or partner. For example, a good classmate worries if someone misses class, and tries to find out if something bad has happened to him, in addition to providing notes and commenting if the teachers have sent homework or if they have announced an exam.
In some countries, it is possible to use the term companion as a synonym for lifelong friend, without the need for clarification such as “on adventure” or “on life”. On the other hand, its use is also common to avoid the words partner, groom or girlfriend, when there is a certain fear of pronouncing them in front of people outside the relationship, especially by homosexual people in heterosexual environments, because of the oppression generated by homophobia.