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"Español" is a noun which is often translated as "Spanish", and "yo hablo inglés" is a phrase which is often translated as "I speak English". Learn more about the difference between "español" and "yo hablo inglés" below.
español(
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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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yo hablo inglés
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. I speak English
¿Qué lenguas hablas, Mayte? - Yo hablo inglés y español. ¿Y tú?What languages do you speak, Mayte? - I speak English and Spanish. What about you?
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