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American English: /ɪˈnɪʃəl/
British English: /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)l/

Translation of initial in Spanish:


  • (shock/response)
    in the initial stages
    en la etapa inicial
    al principio
    my initial reaction
    mi primera reacción
    Example sentences
    • They want to see if the initial, favorable impression was justified.
    • The initial impression is of a tiny, brilliantly painted chapel.
    • There were 1,703 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, an increase of 9 from the preceding week.
    Example sentences
    • This simple activity helps students focus on initial letters in words in both languages.
    • In Experiment 2, we found that the initial letter of the solution word was no better as a cue than either the middle or last letter.
    • In PDF files particularly, initial letters may be separated from the rest of the word.


  • my initials
    mis iniciales
    Example sentences
    • It would have been helpful to have each man's name or initials before each letter.
    • Bach concluded all his works with the letters AMDG - the initials of the Latin words meaning ‘To the greater glory of God’.
    • Robert's wife Susan said that the irons had such a positive effect that they gave someone who used them a good hair day - the initials of this phrase then became the company's name.

transitive verb (British) initialling initialled

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