americano

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1970s, from Italian (caffè) americano[1] or American Spanish americano (American (coffee)).[2] Cocktail sense from Italian americano.

Noun[edit]

americano (plural americanos)

  1. A drink made of espresso coffee diluted with hot water.
    Synonyms: cafe americano, caffè americano, coffee americano
    • 2017, Ronald H. Balson, The Trust, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 16:
      “No, the coffee. Do you want a cup of Americano?” I groaned. Welcome to Europe. “Can't I just get a cup of regular coffee? A little cream, a little sugar?” [] “An Americano is a shot of espresso with hot water added.” “I don't know why they call it Americano. No one in America drinks espresso and hot water.”
  2. A cocktail made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda.
    • 1953, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, page 30:
      The waiters wore striped waistcoats and green baize aprons. Bond ordered an Americano and examined the sprinkling of overdressed customers, mostly from Paris he guessed, who sat talking with focus and vivacity, creating that theatrically clubbable atmosphere of l'heure de l'aperitif.
    • 2009, Eric Felten, How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well, Agate Publishing, →ISBN, pages 37–38:
      An Americano is made of Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda water over ice in a highball glass. [] The drink was so popular among Americans visiting Italy at the turn of the last century that it was named after them.

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Asturian[edit]

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americano

  1. neuter of americanu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English americano, from Italian americano and/or Spanish americano.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑmerikɑ(ː)no/, [ˈɑme̞riˌkɑ(ː)no̞]

Noun[edit]

americano

  1. americano (drink)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of americano (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative americano americanot
genitive americanon americanojen
partitive americanoa americanoja
illative americanoon americanoihin
singular plural
nominative americano americanot
accusative nom. americano americanot
gen. americanon
genitive americanon americanojen
partitive americanoa americanoja
inessive americanossa americanoissa
elative americanosta americanoista
illative americanoon americanoihin
adessive americanolla americanoilla
ablative americanolta americanoilta
allative americanolle americanoille
essive americanona americanoina
translative americanoksi americanoiksi
instructive americanoin
abessive americanotta americanoitta
comitative americanoineen
Possessive forms of americano (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person americanoni americanomme
2nd person americanosi americanonne
3rd person americanonsa

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

América +‎ -ano

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americano m (feminine singular americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (of the Americas)
    Synonym: indiano
  2. American (of the United States of America)
    Synonym: estadounidense

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americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (native of the Americas)
    Synonym: indiano
  2. local who has come back from the Americas, frequently with a sizeable capital
    • 1885, Lisardo Rodríguez Barreiro, Unha visita a Rosalía de Castro:
      dixei o engoumado vello de monteira e calzón de boca de cadela, o americano de ponche e pariaguas cun puño de óso...
      I passed by the shrunken old man of monteira and old fashioned pants, the American with punch and umbrella with bone handle...
    Synonym: indiano
  3. American (native or citizen of the United States of America)
    Synonym: estadounidense

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

America +‎ -ano

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.me.riˈka.no/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Hyphenation: a‧me‧ri‧cà‧no

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americani, feminine plural americane)

  1. American, United States, US, Yankee

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americano m (plural americani, feminine americana)

  1. American (inhabitant or native of America or the Americas)
  2. American (inhabitant or native of the United States)
    Synonym: statunitense

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americānō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of americānus

Neapolitan[edit]

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americano (feminine singular americana, plural americane)

  1. American

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americano m (plural americane, feminine singular americana, feminine plural americane)

  1. American (inhabitant or native of Americas or of the United States)
    Synonym: stataunitense

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

América +‎ -ano

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /a.me.ɾiˈkɐ̃.nu/, [a.me.ɾiˈkɐ̃.nu]

  • Hyphenation: a‧me‧ri‧ca‧no

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americano m (feminine singular americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas, not comparable)

  1. American (of the Americas)
  2. American (of the United States of America)

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americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (native of the Americas)
  2. American (native or citizen of the United States of America)
    Synonyms: (Brazil) estado-unidense, norte-americano
  3. horsecar
  4. caffè americano

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

América +‎ -ano

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ameɾiˈkano/, [a.me.ɾiˈka.no]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ano

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas)

  1. of the Americas
  2. (proscribed) of the United States

Noun[edit]

americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. (common) American (a native of the Americas)
    • 1971, Eduardo Galeano, “Introducción”, in Las venas abiertas de América Latina:
      Por el camino hasta perdimos derecho de llamarnos americanos, aunque los haitianos y los cubanos ya habían asomado a la historia, como pueblos nuevos, un siglo antes de que los peregrinos del Mayflower se establecieran en las costas de Plymouth.
      Along the way we even lost the right to call ourselves Americans, although Haitians and Cubans had already entered history, as new peoples, a century before the Mayflower pilgrims settled on the shores of Plymouth.
  2. (proscribed, chiefly Spain, US) US-American (a native or citizen of the United States)
    Synonym: estadounidense
  3. (historical, rare) someone who became rich in the Americas and returned to his country
    Synonym: (more common) indiano
  4. (US, Philippines) person born and/or raised in the United States.
  5. (Philippines, historical, obsolete) person born and/or raised in Spanish America who immigrated or visited the Spanish Colonial Philippines or Spanish East Indies in general.
    Synonym: criollo
    Coordinate terms: peninsular, insular, filipino, filipina

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Descendants[edit]

  • Navajo: bilagáana
  • Tagalog: Amerikano
  • Cebuano: Amerikano

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