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Translation of "special" - English-Spanish dictionary

special

adjective /ˈspeʃ·əl/
A2 better or more important than usual things especial I’m cooking something special for her birthday.
B1 different from normal things, or used for one purpose especial You need to use a special kind of paint on metal.
special attention/treatment
treatment that is better than usual atención/trato especial
special offer
B1 a price that is lower than usual promoción There’s a special offer on wine this week.
(Definition of special from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

special

adjective /ˈspeʃəl/
out of the ordinary; unusual or exceptional especial, extraordinario a special occasion a special friend.
appointed, arranged, designed etc for a particular purpose específico, particular a special messenger a special tool for drilling holes.
specialist noun
a person who makes a very deep study of one branch of a subject or field especialista Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality noun ( plural specialities, specialties) ( specialty)
a special product for which one is well-known especialidad Brown bread is this baker’s speciality.
a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge especialidad His speciality is physics.
specialize verb ( (also specialiseBritish))
(usually with in) go give one’s attention (to), work (in), or study (a particular job, subject etc) especializarse He specializes in fixing computers.
specialization noun ( (also specialisationBritish))
especialidad Her specialization is obstetrics.
specialized adjective ( (also specialisedBritish))
(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing especializado You need specialized knowledge and training to do this job.
specially adverb
with one particular purpose especialmente I picked these flowers specially for you a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.
particularly; exceptionally particularmente He’s a nice child, but not specially clever.
special needs noun plural
the needs of people who have mental or physical disabilities Necesidades Especiales a school for children with special needs.
(Definition of special from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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