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.
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.
masculine or feminine 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.
1. (general) 
a. American 
americanoa americana
(del continente, de Norteamérica) American; (de Hispanoamérica) Latin American; South American; Spanish American;
Phrases with "americano"
Here are the most popular phrases with "americano." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
fútbol americano 
American football 
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