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español

[ es-pah-nyawl ]
/ ɛs pɑˈnyɔl /
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noun, plural es·pa·ño·les [es-pah-nyaw-les] /ɛs pɑˈnyɔ lɛs/ for 2.

the Spanish language.
a native or inhabitant of Spain.

adjective

of or relating to Spain, the Spanish people, or the Spanish language.

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Example sentences from the Web for español

  • One day he's calling Spanish the language of the “ghetto,” the next he's apologizing on YouTube en Espanol.

    Newt Gringo|Benjamin Sarlin|July 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • All such matters are quite individual, but a decoction called chocolate Espanol is also to be recommended.

    Cuba, Old and New|Albert Gardner Robinson
  • Neither the boss nor I could habla Espanol—speak Spanish, you know—much then.

    Victory|Joseph Conrad
  • And he added, with the first words he had spoken since they met, "Hablo espanol?"

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