Spanish vs Tagalog - What's the difference?

spanish | tagalog |

As a verb spanish

is (printing) to subject to spanishing, a printing process in which an ink is deposited on the bottoms and sides of depressions formed in a plastic material.

As a noun tagalog is

tagalog, the tagalog language, native language of the philippines.



  • Of or pertaining to Spain.
  • * 2005 , J. P. Sullivan, Martial, the unexpected classic , page 1
  • Whether Martial's heart was in the Spanish highlands or whether he was happy enough in Rome will be discussed later
  • Of or pertaining to the people or culture of Spain.
  • * 1996 , Oscar Zeta Acosta, "From Whence I Came", Oscar "Zeta" Acosta: the uncollected works , page 42
  • Though she was Indian like the rest of us, she had a fine Spanish nose.
  • * 2007 , Lynette Rohrer Shirk, The Everything Tapas and Small Plates Cookbook , chapter 1
  • Spanish cuisine is not as spicy hot as Mexican, but it is flavorful and bright.
  • Of or pertaining to the language.
  • * 1918 , Julián Moreno-Lacalle, Elements of Spanish Pronunciation , page 12
  • Fundamentally, the Spanish vowel sounds are only five, even though as a matter of fact there may be different other sounds for such vowels as [a], [e] and [o].

    Derived terms

    * spanish * Spanish Armada * Spanish chestnut * Spanish dancing * Spanish flu * Spanish fly * Spanish Guinea * Spanish influenza * Spanish Inquisition * Spanish Main * Spanish omelette * Spanish onion * Spanish Sahara * Spanish walk * Spanish Water Dog

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A Romance language primarily spoken in Spain and in the Americas.
  • * 1873 , Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy , page 163'
  • "If he speaks Spanish , my daughter can converse with him ; she has but shortly arrived from Spain."
  • * 1928 , (Otto Jespersen), An International Language , page 48
  • Therefore in Novial, as well as in Esp-Ido, we simplify the spelling in all words containing double letters in the national languages, from which the words are taken: pasa'' (E ''pass'', F ''passer''), ''efekte'', ''komun'' (F ''commun'', E ''common''), etc. In this we follow the beautiful example of Spanish''', which writes ''pasar'', ''efecto'', ''común'', etc., and even extend it to cases in which '''Spanish makes a distinction in sound and spelling, as with ''ll'' and ''rr'': ''bel'' S ''bello'', F ''belle'', ''koresponda'', S ''corresponder , etc.
  • * 1995 , Hanna Pishwa & Karl Maroldt (editors), The Development of Morphological Systematicity , page 146
  • In contrast with the creole languages discussed above, the article systems of Rumanian, French, Spanish , and Portuguese are more complex, since neutralization fails to occur to a large extent.
  • A town in Ontario, Canada
  • Synonyms

    * (language) Castilian

    Derived terms

    * Old Spanish

    See also

    * (es) * Language list


    (en-plural noun)
  • (collective plural) People of Spain, collectively.
  • * 1976 , Robert Rézette, The Spanish Enclaves in Morocco , page 62
  • The Spanish are not the only ones selling their goods along the wharves and the inner streets.
  • People of Hispanic origin.
  • * 1970 , Henry Sioux Johnson, William J. Hernández-Martinez, Educating the Mexican American , page 87
  • Sixty-four percent more Spanish are functionally illiterate compared to Anglos in Lubbock (only 15 percent more of nonwhites than Anglos).


    * (people of Spain) Spaniards * (people of Hispanic origin) Hispanics


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A language spoken in the Philippines, in particular, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces such as Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Rizal, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Quezon.
  • Noun

  • A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.
  • Adjective

  • Of or relating to the Tagalogs.
  • See also

    * * (tl) * Language list