Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article when used as a plural noun.
Spanish(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el español
(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).
The Spanish spoken in the Americas differs somewhat from European Spanish.El español que se habla en América es algo diferente del que se habla en Europa.
b. el castellano
(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).
My knowledge of Spanish improved after moving to Madrid.Mi conocimiento del castellano aumentó después de mudarme a Madrid.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of Spanish origin)
a. español
Spanish omelette is one of my favorite dishes.La tortilla española es uno de mis platos favoritos.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (the inhabitants of Spain)
a. los españoles
(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).
The Spanish are known for having a culture of delicious and diverse food.Los españoles son conocidos por una cultura de comida que es deliciosa y variada.
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Spanish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (people)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Spanishlos españoles
2. (language)
a. el español m, castellano
(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).
Spanish class/teacherclase f/profesor(ora) m, de español
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. español(ola)
the Spanish Armadala Armada Invencible
the Spanish Civil Warla guerra civil española
the Spanish Inquisitionla (Santa) Inquisición
Spanish omelettortilla española or de
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Spanish [ˈspænɪʃ]
adjective
español
noun
1
the Spanish (people) los españoles
2 (Ling) español (m); castellano (m); especially (LAm)
modifier
Spanish America (n) Hispanoamérica (f)
the Spanish Armada (n) la Armada invencible
Spanish chestnut (n) castaña (f) dulce
Spanish fly (n) cantárida (f)
Spanish guitar (n) guitarra (f) española
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Phrases with "spanish"
Here are the most popular phrases with "spanish." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
I can't speak spanish
no sé hablar español
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