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"Español" is a noun which is often translated as "Spanish", and "catalán" is a noun which is often translated as "Catalan". Learn more about the difference between "español" and "catalán" below.
español(
ehs
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pah
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nyohl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Spanish
El español se habla en muchos países a través de cuatro continentes.Spanish is spoken in many countries across four continents.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (nationality)
a. Spaniard
A muchos españoles les encanta el fútbol.Many Spaniards love soccer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Spanish origin)
a. Spanish
No me gusta el cine español.I'm not fond of Spanish films.
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catalán(
kah
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tah
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lahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Catalan
Hablo catalán porque nací y crecí en Barcelona.I speak Catalan because I was born and raised in Barcelona.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (person from Catalonia)
a. Catalan
Los catalanes pronuncian la letra ele de forma muy marcada.Catalans have a marked pronunciation of the letter L.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Catalan origin)
a. Catalan
Mi novio es catalán y yo soy andaluza.My boyfriend is Catalan and I am Andalusian.
b. Catalonian
Aunque mi madre es catalana, yo no sé hablar catalán.Although my mother is Catalonian, I can't speak Catalan.
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