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español

[es-pah-nyawl] /ɛs pɑˈnyɔl/ Spanish.
noun, plural españoles
[es-pah-nyaw-les] /ɛs pɑˈnyɔ lɛs/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
the Spanish language.
2.
a native or inhabitant of Spain.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Spain, the Spanish people, or the Spanish language.
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  • “Me español,” he answered, with another shrug and flourish of his hands.

    A Pirate of the Caribbees Harry Collingwood
  • About a week since I inserted in the español an answer to that letter, which answer has been read and praised.

    Letters of George Borrow George Borrow
  • At Earl Street the good news about the article in the español gave the liveliest satisfaction.

    The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins

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