What is Spanish?

  • (noun): The Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spanish:

Francis Drake - Sailing Career
... He planned an attack on the Isthmus of Panama, known to the Spanish as Tierra Firme and the English as the Spanish Main ... Drake stayed in the area for almost a year, raiding Spanish shipping and attempting to capture a treasure shipment ... Drake and his men, downhearted, exhausted and hungry, had nowhere to go and the Spanish were not far behind ...
La Purisima Mission
... Virgen María, or The Mission of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary) is a Spanish mission in Lompoc, California ... San Francisco de Solano is one of only two of the Spanish missions in California that is no longer under the control of the Catholic Church ... the only example in California of a complete Spanish Catholic mission complex ...
War Of The Austrian Succession - Naval Operations - The Mediterranean
... When the blockading squadron was forced off by want of provisions, the Spanish admiral Don Juan José Navarro put to sea ... of England, and by the Battle of Toulon between the British and a Franco-Spanish fleet ... in which the van and centre of the British fleet was engaged with the Spanish rear and centre of the allies ...
Francisco Franco - Military Career - During The Second Spanish Republic
... June, by War Minister Manuel Azaña, provoked his first clash with the Spanish Republic ... as a left-leaning officer—emerged as officers prepared to use 'troops against Spanish civilians as if they were a foreign enemy' ... sent to the north by Franco consisted of the Spanish Foreign Legion and the Moroccan mercenaries of the Regulares Indigenas, the right wing press portrayed the ...
Francisco Franco - From The Spanish Civil War To World War II - The End of The Civil War
... The PCE (the Spanish Communist Party) attempted a mutiny in Madrid with the aim of re-establishing Negrín's leadership, but José Miaja retained control ... Although leftists suffered from an important death-toll, the Spanish intelligentsia, atheists and military and government figures who had remained loyal ... In his recent, updated history of the Spanish Civil War, Antony Beevor "reckons Franco's ensuing 'white terror' claimed 200,000 lives ...

More definitions of "Spanish":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain.
    Example: "Spanish music"

Famous quotes containing the word spanish:

    It’s like a jumble of huts in a jungle somewhere. I don’t understand how you can live there. It’s really, completely dead. Walk along the street, there’s nothing moving. I’ve lived in small Spanish fishing villages which were literally sunny all day long everyday of the week, but they weren’t as boring as Los Angeles.
    Truman Capote (1924–1984)

    Wheeler: Aren’t you the fellow the Mexicans used to call “Brachine”?
    Dude: That’s nearly right. Only it’s “Borracho.”
    Wheeler: I don’t think I ever seen you like this before.
    Dude: You mean sober. You’re probably right. You know what “Borracho” means?
    Wheeler: My Spanish ain’t too good.
    Dude: It means drunk. No, if the name bothers ya’ they used to call me Dude.
    Jules Furthman (1888–1960)

    In French literature, you can choose “à la carte”; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal.
    José Bergamín (1895–1983)