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.

(Translation 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.

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