Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
el alano, la alana(
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).
1. (history)
a. Alan
El profesor nos explicó cómo los alanos se establecieron en la península ibérica.The teacher explained how the Alans settled in the Iberian Peninsula.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (dog breed)
a. Spanish bulldog
Tengo un alano, y aunque parece peligroso, no es agresivo.I have a Spanish bulldog, and even though he looks dangerous, he is not aggressive.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (history)
a. Alan
La invasión alana se produjo hace varios siglos.The Alan invasion took place several centuries ago.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (perro)
a. mastiff
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
alano (Hist)
of the Alani
alanos Alani
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning