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English citations of Spanish
Adjective: pertaining to Spain
- 2005, J. P. Sullivan, Martial, the unexpected classic, page 1
- Whether Martial's heart was in the Spanish highlands or whether he was happy enough in Rome will be discussed later […]
Adjective: pertaining to the people or culture of Spain
- 1623, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juilet, act i, scene 4 (First Folio edition)
- Sometime ſhe driueth ore a Souldiers necke, & then dreames he of cutting Forraine throats, of Breaches, Ambuſcados, Spaniſh Blades
- 1996, Oscar Zeta Acosta, "From Whence I Came", Oscar "Zeta" Acosta: the uncollected works, page 42
- Though she was Indian like the rest of us, she had a fine Spanish nose.
- 2007, Lynette Rohrer Shirk, The Everything Tapas and Small Plates Cookbook, chapter 1
- Spanish cuisine is not as spicy hot as Mexican, but it is flavorful and bright.
Adjective: pertaining to the Spanish language
- 1918, Julián Moreno-Lacalle, Elements of Spanish Pronunciation, page 12
- Fundamentally, the Spanish vowel sounds are only five, even though as a matter of fact there may be different other sounds for such vowels as [a], [e] and [o].
Noun: people of Spain, collectively
- 1967, John Cope Caldwell & Elsie F. Caldwell, Our neighbors in Central America, page 23
- Some Spanish came to Florida too. St. Augustine in Florida is the oldest city in the United States. This city was founded by the Spanish.
- 1976, Robert Rézette, The Spanish Enclaves in Morocco, page 62
- The Spanish are not the only ones selling their goods along the wharves and the inner streets.
Noun: people of Hispanic origin
- 1970, Henry Sioux Johnson, William J. Hernández-Martinez, Educating the Mexican American, page 87
- Sixty-four percent more Spanish are functionally illiterate compared to Anglos in Lubbock (only 15 percent more of nonwhites than Anglos).
Proper noun: language of Spain
- 1873, Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy, page 163
- "If he speaks Spanish, my daughter can converse with him ; she has but shortly arrived from Spain."
- 1986, Jean Liedloff, The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost, page 142
- […] so an old fellow who had been among Venezuelans in his youth and knew some Spanish came and greeted me with the customary Venezuelan pat on the shoulder and after some conversation showed me where to put my hammock.
- 1995, Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (editors), The Development of Morphological Systematicity, page 146
- In contrast with the creole languages discussed above, the article systems of Rumanian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese are more complex, since neutralization fails to occur to a large extent.
2000, João Costa, Portuguese syntax: new comparative studies, illustrated edition, Oxford University Press US, ISBN 9780195125757, page 65:
- Portuguese, however, is slightly different from Catalan, Spanish, and Romanian in that there is no strict adjacency requirement between wh-words and the verbal cluster in indirect questions.