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national

Pronunciation: /ˈnæʃnəl; ˈnæʃənl/

Translation of national in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

National Book Award
  • 1.1 (of country) nacional our national anthem nuestro himno nacional they were wearing their national costume onational dress llevaban sus trajes típicos the national debt la deuda nacional 1.2 (not local, regional) [news/team/organization] nacional; [campaign/reputation] 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.

noun/nombre

  • ciudadano, (masculine, feminine) foreign nationals los ciudadanos extranjeros

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