- 1.1 [poetic/poético] isla (f), ínsula (f) [literary/literario]More example sentences1.2 (in place names) the Isle of Wight la Isla de Wight
- This house is set on the side of a low wooded hill overlooking Lough Gill and the lake isle of Innisfree.
- There are the Bikini Islanders, a gentle people who consider the tiny isle their home.
- As my thinking cap is keeping me positive, the emerald isle moves me.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.