[ 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.
of or relating to Spain, the Spanish people, or the Spanish language.
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Words nearby español
espadrille, espagnole, espagnolette, espalier, España, español, Espartero, esparto, espec., especial, especially
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How to use español in a sentence
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?"The Heritage of the Sioux|B.M. Bower