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Eng•lish(ˈɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ)
2. U.S. a Briticism.
3. any manner, idea, or custom typical of the English people. Also called Englishism.
English can be an adjective or a noun.
English means 'belonging or relating to England, its people, or its language'.
English is sometimes used to mean 'belonging or relating to Great Britain'. However, it is better to avoid this use, as it may cause offence to people who come from Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.
English is the language spoken in Britain, the United States, and many other countries.
English is also the study of the English language or English literature.
People who come from England are sometimes referred to as the English.
You can sometimes refer to a group of English people, for example supporters of the England football team, as the English.
You do not refer to a single English person as an 'English'. You refer to them as an Englishman or an Englishwoman.
|Noun||1.||English - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries|
cockney - the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
geordie - the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Received Pronunciation - the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting
Middle English - English from about 1100 to 1450
Modern English - English since about 1450
Oxford English - the dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious
|2.||English - the people of England|
|3.||English - the discipline that studies the English language and literature|
|4.||English - (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist|
spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
|Adj.||1.||English - of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"|
|2.||English - of or relating to the English language|
Old English → inglés m antiguo
King's/Queen's English → inglés m correcto
in plain English → en el habla corriente → en cristiano
English as a Foreign Language → inglés para extranjeros
English as a Second Language → inglés como segunda lengua
the English (= people) → los ingleses
the English Channel N → el Canal de la Mancha
English Heritage N → Patrimonio m Histórico-Artístico
English Language Teaching N → enseñanza f del inglés
English speaker N → anglohablante mf
I'm English → Je suis anglais.
an English girl → une Anglaise
English people → les Anglais
Do you speak English? → Est-ce que vous parlez anglais?
in English → en anglais
English→ اِنْـجِلِيزيّ anglický, angličtina engelsk Engländer, englisch αγγλικός, Άγγλος inglés englanti, englantilainen anglais engleski inglese イングランドの, 英語 잉글랜드 사람, 잉글랜드의 Engels engelsk angielski, Anglik inglês английский, английский язык engelsk, engelska เกี่ยวกับชาวอังกฤษ, ภาษาอังกฤษ İngiliz thuộc nước Anh, tiếng Anh 英国人的, 英语