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Spanish

adjective uk   us   /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/
belonging to or relating to Spain, its people, or its language: Are you Spanish? Spanish literature I met a Spanish person/some Spanish people yesterday. Spanish customs/food/people

Spanish

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/
the main language spoken in Spain, most Latin American countries, and some other countries: Do you speak Spanish?
Translations of “Spanish”
in Korean 스페인의…
in Arabic أسباني…
in Portuguese espanhol…
in Catalan espanyol, castellà…
in Japanese スペインの, スペイン人の, スペイン語の…
in Italian spagnolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 西班牙的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西班牙的…
(Definition of Spanish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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