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"Español" is a noun which is often translated as "Spanish", and "inglés" is a noun which is often translated as "English". Learn more about the difference between "español" and "inglés" below.
español(
ehs
-
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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inglés(
eeng
-
glehs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. English
Todos hablaban inglés, así que no necesitamos el intérprete.Everybody could speak English, so we did not need the interpreter.
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. Englishman (masculine)
Soy un inglés en Nueva York.I am an Englishman in New York.
b. Englishwoman (feminine)
Las inglesas de mi grupo tomaron té para desayunar.The Englishwomen in my group had tea for breakfast.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of English origin)
a. English
Fotografié un autobús inglés de dos pisos cuando estuve en Londres.I took a picture of an English double-decker bus when I was in London.
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