how to pronounce spanish


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the above transcription of spanish is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

spanish is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of spanish in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… composts a Spanish teacher education …”

meanings of spanish


  1. Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Spanish language.
  3. Of or pertaining to Spain.


  1. People of Hispanic origin; one whose first language is Spanish.
  2. Spanish cuisine; traditional Spanish food.
  3. People of Spain, collectively.


  1. A town in Ontario, Canada.
  2. A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.


  1. To subject to spanishing, a printing process in which an ink is deposited on the bottoms and sides of depressions formed in a plastic material.

spanish frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word spanish occurs in english on average 34 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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