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American English: /ˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
British English: /ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

Translation of national in Spanish:


National Book Award
  • 1 (of country) our national anthem
    nuestro himno nacional
    they were wearing their national costume or national dress
    llevaban sus trajes típicos
    the national debt
    la deuda nacional
  • 2 (not local, regional)
    a nivel nacional
    they plan to go national
    tienen intención de empezar a operar a escala or a nivel nacional
    Example sentences
    • The two-hour show was televised on the national network so the whole country could watch.
    • The national team turns the whole country orange and has a massive appeal to the fans.
    • But the underlining issue is the coverage the game as a whole receives from national media.


  • foreign nationals
    los ciudadanos extranjeros
    Example sentences
    • Children of foreign nationals born prior to this date automatically received Irish citizenship.
    • This status affords less legal protection than foreign nationals would receive in China.
    • The outbreak of war also meant he had to return to Russia, as he was a foreign national in Germany.
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