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"Español" is a noun which is often translated as "Spanish", and "hablas inglés" is a phrase which is often translated as "you speak English". Learn more about the difference between "español" and "hablas inglés" 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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hablas inglés(
ah
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blahs
 
eeng
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glehs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(in questions; second person singular)
a. do you speak English
¿Hablas inglés? - Solo un poco.Do you speak English? - Just a little.
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(in statements; second person singular)
a. you speak English
Si hablas inglés, ¿por qué no evitas leer los subtítulos de las películas?If you speak English, why don't you avoid reading the subtitles in movies?
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