usage note
"American" and "americano" are often used in the United States to refer to things and people from the United States. Throughout Latin America, however, the terms are used to refer to anything or anyone from North or South America.
americano
adjective
1. (of American origin) 
a. American 
En clase tenemos a un chico americano de Estados Unidos.There is an American guy from the United States in our class.
feminine or masculine noun
2. (nationality) 
a. American 
Los americanos tienen de vez en cuando una reputación por hablar a gritos.Americans sometimes have a reputation for being loud.
americano
Noun
1. (general) 
a. American 
americanoa americana
adjective
(del continente, de Norteamérica) American; (de Hispanoamérica) Latin American; South American; Spanish American;
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