Definition of Argentina in English:


Syllabification: Ar·gen·ti·na
Pronunciation: /ˌärjənˈtēnə
A republic that occupies much of the southern part of South America; population 40,913,600 (est. 2009); capital, Buenos Aires; official language, Spanish.

Colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century, Argentina declared its independence in 1816. It emerged as a democratic republic in the mid 19th century, but has periodically fallen under military rule. In 1982, Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands led to an unsuccessful war with Britain



Pronunciation: /ˈärjənˌtēn, -ˌtīn/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Whereas the Brazilians barbecue their meat in a turning oven, the Argentines grill it on an up-and-down-moving steel gridiron above charcoal.
  • In 1952, two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America.
  • The razor backed spine of the Andes dramatically punctures the Argentine landscape.


Pronunciation: /-ˈtinēən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • The world's southernmost ski area, just beyond the fringes of Ushuaia, is so far off the grid that most Argentinians still don't know it exists.
  • I could understand some things pretty well (and Ecuadorians speak quite slowly, not like the Cubans or Argentinians at the workshop), but it was still challenging.
  • In 1952, two young Argentinians, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip on their battered motorbike to discover South America.

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