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    fellow solder?

    In the military, when you say that some soldier is your fellow solder, does it mean that he is the same rank as you or he may be higher, lower or the same rank?

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    Re: fellow solder?

    To say that someone is your fellow soldier means that you have things in commons. You share the same profession and way of life. It means that you are both soldiers, but not necessarily of the same rank.
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    Re: fellow solder?

    Can these be proper terms in the military?
    1. same rank = fellow soldier
    2. higher rank = my boss or senior solder
    3. lower rank = my subordinate or junior solder

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    Re: fellow solder?

    Note that you spelt "soldier" incorrectly in your thread title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: fellow solder?

    When I think of my "fellow squids" (Navy people), I don't think of rank at all. It would apply to the first enlisted rank to the highest ranking officer.

    We are all "comrades in arms."

    Simply because someone has a higher or lower rank doesn't make them your boss or subordinate.
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    #6

    Re: fellow solder?

    The term "fellow soldier" seems like something somebody might use.

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    Re: fellow solder?

    Solder (pronounced "sahder") is soft metal wire which is melted to connect things together. A soldier ("sohljer") is a member of of a land army.
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    Re: fellow solder?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Solder (pronounced "sahder")
    In AmE that is.

    In BrE it's pronounced /ˈsəʊldə/. It ryhmes with shoulder.
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    Re: fellow solder?

    If someone was specially close to you, is comrade better than fellow soldier to refer to him?

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    Re: fellow solder?

    Although we use the word "buddy" a lot less than English learners seem to think we do (in my time in the Forums, I've seen countless little dialogues that include "Hey Buddy" but never in my real life), this is one time when we do use "buddy."

    Jim is one of my old Army buddies.
    They're buddies from back in their old Navy days.

    You could also say "one my friends in my infantry unit" or something like that.
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