Explore the Spanish language

Thousands of Spanish words, phrases, and translations available for free – along with essential resources to support your learning and to help with translation.

eu
OxfordWords blog

5 language facts about the European Union

 

The European Union was established on 1 November 1993; in order to mark this anniversary, let’s take a look at some of the…

Spanish punctuation

There are a number of conventions in Spanish which are different from English. We show you how to get it right.

Varieties of present-day Spanish

It is estimated that around 360 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue - explore the rich diversity of European Spanish and Latin American dialects.

Word of the day sustancioso
adj
substantial …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a gestoría is an office that deals with government agencies on behalf of its clients. It is common practice to use a gestoría to avoid the problems of dealing with Spanish bureaucracy, despite the cost involved.

Useful phrases in Spanish

Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.

Glossary of grammatical terms

Brush up on your Spanish grammar using our handy A-Z.

Quote of the month

“Many a time we look for one thing, and light on another.”

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

(1547–1616)

Spanish novelist

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

teenager_large
OxfordWords blog

Tweens, teens, and twentysomethings: a history of words for young people

 

In August 2010, the cover of the New York Times Magazine half-wondered, half-complained to the world, "Why are so many…