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to be in the army

Spanish translation: estar en el ejército

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English term or phrase:to be in the army
Spanish translation:estar en el ejército
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21:11 Sep 21, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: to be in the army
how do you say "to be in the army" in spanish?
joseph truss
estar en el ejercito
Explanation:
I am in the army: Estoy en el ejercito.

Good luck,
Agua
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Agua
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Ser soldadoBeatriz Read
naMe dí de alta en el ejércitoYvette Camou
nahacer la mili...xxxPaul Roige
naestoy en el ejercito/ soy militarmjnmc
naestar en el ejercito
Agua


  

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18 mins
estar en el ejercito


Explanation:
I am in the army: Estoy en el ejercito.

Good luck,
Agua

Agua
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 131
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ximecea

Megdalina
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2 hrs
estoy en el ejercito/ soy militar


Explanation:
estoy en el ejercito will do both if you are a conscripted soldier and if you are a professional. But if you are a professional soldier you would say "soy militar"


    family in the army
mjnmc
Local time: 18:08
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 109
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5 hrs
hacer la mili...


Explanation:
It depends on whether you are in the army voluntary: ESTAR EN EL EJERCITO / SER MILITAR or you are in the army compulsorily, then: HACER LA MILI (slang for SERVICIO MILITAR). Hope it helps, regards.


    unfortunately, 20 months of nightmarish experience
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 18:08
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666
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10 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Ser soldado


Explanation:
To be in the army, (estoy en el ejercito), is not the right translation.

To translate the whole phrase as it sounds could be: Soy parte del ejercito.

More concise: Soy un soldado.

Beatriz Read
Local time: 10:08
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 71

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agree  Louise Dupont
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13 hrs
Me dí de alta en el ejército


Explanation:
This how I've listened to the soldiers. They also say 'estoy de alta en el ejército'. When the they have been reprimanded or even suspended for lack of discipline or breach of contract with the military, they are said to be 'dados de baja'.

Yvette Camou
Mexico
Local time: 10:08
PRO pts in pair: 101
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