Translation of "special" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective /ˈspeʃ·əl/ us /ˈspeʃ·əl/

A2 better or more important than usual things

I’m cooking something special for her birthday.

B1 different from normal things, or used for one purpose

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

There’s a special offer on wine this week.

(Translation of “special” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

Dr Brown is a heart specialist.
speciality noun (plural specialities, specialties) ( specialty)

a special product for which one is well-known

Brown bread is this baker’s speciality.

a special activity, or subject about which one has special knowledge

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)

He specializes in fixing computers.
specialization noun ( (also specialisationBritish))

Her specialization is obstetrics.
specialized adjective ( (also specialisedBritish))

(of knowledge, skills etc) of the accurate detailed kind obtained by specializing

You need specialized knowledge and training to do this job.
specially adverb

with one particular purpose

I picked these flowers specially for you
a splendid cake, specially made for the occasion.

particularly; exceptionally

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.

(Translation of “special” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)