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"Castilian" is a noun which is often translated as "el castellano", and "Spanish" is a noun which is often translated as "el español". Learn more about the difference between "Castilian" and "Spanish" below.
Castilian(
kuhs
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dihl
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yihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el castellano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Castilian absorbed many Arabic words as a result of the Moorish occupation of Spain.El castellano incorporó muchas palabras árabes como resultado de la ocupación árabe de España.
2. (native of Castile)
a. el castellano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la castellana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Castilians exported their language to the New World in the 16th century.Los castellanos exportaron su idioma al Nuevo Mundo en el siglo XVI.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to Castile)
a. castellano
The British were defeated by the Castilian fleet off the coast near La Rochelle.La armada castellana derrotó a los ingleses a poca distancia de la costa cerca de La Rochelle.
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Spanish(
spah
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nihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el español
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Spanish spoken in the Americas differs somewhat from European Spanish.El español que se habla en América es algo diferente del que se habla en Europa.
b. el castellano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My knowledge of Spanish improved after moving to Madrid.Mi conocimiento del castellano aumentó después de mudarme a Madrid.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of Spanish origin)
a. español
Spanish omelette is one of my favorite dishes.La tortilla española es uno de mis platos favoritos.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (the inhabitants of Spain)
a. los españoles
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Spanish are known for having a culture of delicious and diverse food.Los españoles son conocidos por una cultura de comida que es deliciosa y variada.
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