Spanish - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspænɪʃ|
Brit.  |ˈspanɪʃ|

noun

- the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain (syn: spanish)
- the people of Spain (syn: spanish)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain(syn: spanish)

Examples

Spanish music

They were talking in Spanish.

He hasn't had much Spanish, but he knows enough to get by.

The book has been translated into English from the original Spanish.

the blessing of the Spanish crown

...a Spanish treasure ship was the most valuable capture ever taken by that privateer...

He spoke to them in informal Spanish.

My client speaks only Spanish. Will you translate for me?

He wishes he could speak Spanish like a native.

...the Spanish domination of the Americas in the 16th century...

At home we often converse in Spanish.

The feminine form of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

The feminine of the Spanish adjective “lindo” is “linda.”

Spanish and French are cognate languages.

...“Christopher Columbus” is the Latinized cognomen of the navigator who was known to his Spanish crewmates as Cristóbal Colón...

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