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Welcome to our new Spanish language site
We’ve updated our sites in order to provide a faster and more user-friendly experience, focused on highlighting the most relevant content for users of our different dictionaries.
- Our free Spanish dictionaries can be found at es.oxforddictionaries.com
- Subscribers to all our languages can now get access to their premium content at premium.oxforddictionaries.com
- Our free English dictionary and thesaurus can be found at en.oxforddictionaries.com
- You can find out more about our history, news, and technology at oxforddictionaries.com
We will continue to improve our sites following this update and apologize for any site issues experienced during this time; if you have any problems using the sites or spot any issues please do get in touch.
My account login isn’t working – how do I sign in?
A small number of users may currently be unable to use their previous account login details. If this affects you, we will have emailed notification, and apologize for any inconvenience. A new site account can be created here.
The site isn’t working – what can I do?
As we make updates and fixes following this update, you may encounter temporary issues with site functionality. We apologize for any inconvenience; do let us know about any problems you are experiencing via our contact form.
Has the site content changed as part of this update?
This site gives free access to our Spanish dictionaries, alongside other language and grammar pages.
Please note that not all features previously available are included as part of this update but we will continue to improve our sites to meet the needs of our users. If you encounter any problems using the sites or identify any issues, please do contact us.
How do I access the English dictionary?
Our free English and American English dictionaries can now be found at en.oxforddictionaries.com.
How can I access my premium Spanish content?
Subscribers can find their premium Spanish content at premium.oxforddictionaries.com.
Where can I find the other language dictionaries?
Our premium subscriptions for English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian can be found at premium.oxforddictionaries.com.
A full list of languages included in our Oxford Global Languages program can be found here.
How do I sign in?
You can sign in to your free account by clicking “Sign in” at the top right of the page and entering your credentials here when prompted. You can also use a social network account to sign in at this stage. If you don’t yet have an account you can register here.
Subscribers can visit premium.oxforddictionaries.com to access their content.
I have forgotten my password or username. How do I reset this?
You can request a new password on our password reset page. An email will be sent to your email address confirming your username and including a link to update your password.
Does my company / library have an Oxford Dictionaries subscription?
Please visit premium.oxforddictionaries.com where you can check whether your company or institution has a subscription.
Using the site
How do I move between monolingual and bilingual dictionaries?
The default dictionary for this page is the Spanish monolingual dictionary. To translate from Spanish to English or English to Spanish, select 'Translate' from the header, or the relevant dictionary from the dropdown menu next to the search bar.
How do I move between the different language sites?
If you choose 'OxfordDictionaries.com' under “More from Oxford Dictionaries” in the footer you will be directed to oxforddictionaries.com. You can travel to any of the dictionary sites using the "Select your Dictionary" tool at the top right of the page.
How do I insert special characters?
You can either copy and paste special characters directly into the search bar, or select them from the virtual keyboard dropdown in the search bar. Mobile devices should contain built-in special character keyboards.
How do I share an entry?
You can share a dictionary entry on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, or LinkedIn by clicking on the social icons at the top of each dictionary entry.
You can find more FAQ about Oxford Dictionaries content here.
What dictionaries are used on this site?
This site contains the expanded and updated Oxford Spanish Dictionary.
Where are the premium language and writing resources?
These resources can be found on premium.oxforddictionaries.com.
New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors
Fowlers Modern English Usage
Garners Modern Legal Usage
Garners Modern American Usage
What other dictionary products are offered by OUP?
You can see a full list of our products here.
Do you have an app?
You can see a full list of our apps here.
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