of or relating to Spain, its people, or their language.
the Spanish people collectively.
a Romance language, the language of Spain, standard also in most of Latin America except Brazil. Abbreviation: Sp, Sp.
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- anti-Spanish, adjective
- half-Spanish, adjective
- non-Spanish, adjective, noun
- pre-Spanish, adjective
- pro-Spanish, adjective
- pseudo-Spanish, adjective
- quasi-Spanish, adjective
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How to use Spanish in a sentence
As India races towards the 4-million mark of Covid-19 positive cases, there are lessons its government can learn from the Spanish influenza pandemic almost a century ago.The British Raj’s Spanish flu response has a lesson for India’s Covid-19 battle | Manavi Kapur | September 2, 2020 | Quartz
In its business filings and on its website, the company — whose name is short for “oportunidad,” Spanish for opportunity — claimed to work with borrowers grappling with cash-flow problems beyond their control.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic | by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo | August 31, 2020 | ProPublica
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, meanwhile, is on vacation with his family and hasn’t come out to address the public even as bad news piles up.Europe is at a turning point as COVID cases spike, and fragile governments feel the heat | Bernhard Warner | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
The viewpoint was shared by commercial execs at the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona.“It’s been a source of some much-needed income’: Sports clubs are building subscription businesses on Facebook | Seb Joseph | August 18, 2020 | Digiday
After the 1570s, it was the Spanish navy that took an active interest in developing their own version of the galleon – thus leading to the Royal Galleons of the Spanish Armada.Know Your Historical Warships: From 7th Century BC – 17th Century AD | Dattatreya Mandal | April 4, 2020 | Realm of History
According to some rumors, Goya was once on staff before his fame as a Spanish painter.
This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hatuey replied that he would rather burn and be sent to hell than ever again encounter people as cruel as the Spanish.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“They also were responsible for the Barcelona subway plot,” a plan disrupted by Spanish law enforcement in 2008.
Any conversation about Spanish-speaking politicians leads back to Bush.Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter? | Eleanor Clift | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
Like every other Spanish general in supreme command abroad, Polavieja had his enemies in Spain.
He has secured the release of certain Spanish prisoners, and is building two ships.
The cathedral is the only Spanish parochial church; it cares for two thousand four hundred souls.
The total fresh troops amounted to about 500 men of the 73rd Native Regiment and Spanish cazadores.
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish
the official language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries of South and Central America except Brazil: also spoken in Africa, the Far East, and elsewhere. It is the native language of approximately 200 million people throughout the world. Spanish is an Indo-European language belonging to the Romance group
the Spanish (functioning as plural) Spaniards collectively
of or relating to the Spanish language or its speakers
of or relating to Spain or Spaniards
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