American
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Usage note
Although the term "American" ("americano") may refer to people from North, Central, and South America, it's most commonly used to refer to someone from the United States.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of U.S. origin)
a. estadounidense
Fried chicken is a typical American dish.El pollo frito es un plato típico estadounidense.
b. americano
My American friend invited me to his house for Thanksgiving.Mi amigo americano me invitó a su casa para el Día de Acción de Gracias.
2. (of American origin)
a. americano
My wife is American. She was born in Colombia.Mi esposa es americana. Nació en Colombia.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (person from the United States)
a. el americano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la americana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm married to an American. She's from Virginia.Estoy casado con una americana. Es de Virginia.
b. el estadounidense
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la estadounidense
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Americans are very proud of their country.Los estadounidenses están muy orgullosos de su país.
4. (person from America)
a. el americano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la americana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Are you both American? - Yes, I'm from Peru, and he's from Mexico.¿Los dos son americanos? - Sí, yo soy de Perú y él es de México.
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American
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (from usa)
a. el estadounidense mf, americano(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la estadounidense mf, americano(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of usa)
a. estadounidense, americano(a)
3. (of continent)
a. americano(a)
the American Civil Warla guerra civil or de secesión americana
American footballfútbol americano
American Indianamerindio(a) m,f
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American [əˈmerɪkən]
adjective
(of USA) norteamericano; estadounidense; [+continent] americano
the American dream el sueño americano
as American as apple pie genuinamente americano
noun
1 (person) (from USA) norteamericanoanorteamericana (m) (f);a norteamericana americanoaamericana (m) (f);a americana (from continent) americanoaamericana (m) (f);a americana
2 (Ling) inglés (m) americano
What's that in plain American? Doesn't anyone speak American around here?
modifier
American English (n) inglés (m) americano
American football (n) fútbol (m) americano
American Indian (n) amerindioaamerindia (m) (f);a amerindia
American leather (n) cuero (m) artificial
American Legion (n) organización de veteranos de las dos guerras mundiales
note See culture box in entry legion.
American plan (n) (US) (in hotel) (habitación (f) con) pensión (f) completa
American Spanish (n) español (m) de América
El término American Dream (el sueño americano), se refiere a los valores y creencias que para muchos estadounidenses son característicos de su modo de entender la vida como nación y que encuentran su materialización en la Declaración de Independencia de 1776. Con este término se pone especial énfasis en el individualismo, la importancia de trabajar duro, el hecho de que todos podemos mejorar y que la libertad y la justicia han de ser universales. Para muchos el "sueño americano" era una oportunidad para hacer fortuna.
El término también se usa de forma irónica para referirse al contraste entre estos ideales y las actitudes materialistas que caracterizan a la sociedad estadounidense actual.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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