nacional
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nacional(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of the nation)
a. national
Todos nos pusimos de pie antes del partido para cantar el himno nacional.We all stood up before the start of the game to sing the national anthem.
2. (not international)
a. domestic
Me gustan más los carros extranjeros que los nacionales.I like foreign cars better than domestic cars.
b. home
Esta marca de café solo se vende en el mercado nacional.The brand of coffee is only sold in the home market.
3. (countrywide)
a. national
Creo que este canal de televisión tiene cubrimiento nacionalI believe this television channel has national coverage.
b. nationwide
Mañana comienza un campaña de vacunación a nivel nacional.Tomorrow is the first day of a nationwide immunization campaign.
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).
4. (citizen)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. national
Las cinco primeras filas en inmigración son para extranjeros y las demás para nacionales.The first five immigration lines are for foreigners, and the rest are for nationals.
nacionales
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (historic)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Nationalists
Los nacionales y el gobierno republicano lucharon por el control de España.The Nationalists and the Republican government fought for control of Spain.
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nacional
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (equipo, moneda, monumento)
a. national
2. (vuelo)
a. domestic
3. (history)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
las fuerzas nacionalesthe Nationalist forces
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nacional
adjective
(de la nación) national; (Economía) (Com) domestic; home
la deuda nacional national debt; los periódicos nacionales national newspapers; la economía nacional the domestic economy; solo consumen productos nacionales they buy only home-produced goods o British/Spanish etc goods; lloverá en todo el territorio nacional there will be rain throughout the country; páginas de nacional (Prensa) home news pages
vuelos nacionales domestic flights
1 (Latinoamérica) (ciudadano) national
2
los nacionales (en la guerra civil española) the Franco forces
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