Translation of special in Spanish:

special

especial, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈspɛʃ(ə)l//ˈspɛʃəl/

adjective

  • 1

    (exceptional)
    (request/treatment/favor) especial
    a special offer una oferta especial
    • a special price un precio especial / de ocasión
    • I wear this dress only on special occasions me pongo este vestido solo en ocasiones especiales
    • We made a special effort to do a good performance.
    • She hadn't gone to any special effort to make herself look good for Akihiro.
    • For boys considered special, different schools were created.
    • She was nothing significant, nothing special, nothing exceptional.
    • Nothing was special about today, except how bad it was.
    • His normal breakfast had been average, but it would be no surprise to her if he made a special effort for his dream guest.
    • It takes a special effort to have an ISDN line put in.
    • As he experimented with special lenses and different exposures and paper, his photography became increasingly art-inspired.
    • These special circumstances consist of different things.
    • She sounds different and special and someone perfect for you.
    • A tuxedo is something different and special, that will help you feel and look like a star.
    • I may have been wrong: maybe this was going to be as special, just different.
    • We didn't do anything special, except get ready for Homecoming.
    • This woman is exceptional, she's special, she's extraordinary and I have great respect for her.
    • I was this unusual child that was special in my parents' eyes - plus I was very loving with them.
    • None of us had any special powers.
    • I have no special talents, except being able to sing.
    • Grandad and I have special food, at different times from other people.
    • They all had their own special memories of different parts of the gardens.
    • However, the lack of special features make the village children sad.
    • The quality is exceptionally good, even though the special photopaper is expensive at about €5 for 10 sheets.
    • There isn't anything special about him, except for the fact he's one of the richest men in town.
    • This special collection is already remarkable for its scope and size, and it deserves our enthusiastic support.
    • As a school-age child, Swetha considered her special skills no different from any other extracurricular activity.
    • This time it's special.
    • She never wore the same clothes twice, except for a few special outfits.
    • Once an implant has been installed it can't be uninstalled again except with special equipment.
    • She began to wonder why Jon was so special and different.
    • I had a special place, where no one ever knew about, except Emily.
    • It seemed different, more special then the rest.
    • She knew that he was making a special effort for her sake.
    • Coordinators made no special efforts to place department coworkers on the same team.
    • He would not make any special effort to stay on my good side, beyond his normal dislike for conflict.
    • Make a special effort to create your own family legends.
  • 2

    (for specific purpose)
    (fund/instructions/arrangements) especial
    special powers poderes extraordinarios masculine
    • a special diet una dieta especial
    • a special edition una edición / un número especial
    • a special feature un artículo / una nota especial
    • our special correspondent nuestro enviado especial
    • There was shelving filled with fine silverware and cutlery for the special occasions.
    • Usually I didn't wear make - up, but tonight was a special occasion.
    • Resolution 1115 set up a special committee for this purpose.
    • Asparagus is normally cooked, preferably by steaming in the special tall utensil designed for the purpose.
    • This occasion is a special honor and treat for me.
    • High-heel shoes are probably one of the most favorite designs women choose for their special occasions.
    • It spoke of a special herb that was designed to cure any illness.
    • General purpose home computers will gather dust as special purpose machines with cool designs and unbreakable software take over.
    • Tomorrow's the first day of school, it's a special occasion.
  • 3

    (particular, individual)
    especial
    particular
    I have no special reason for asking no tengo ningún motivo en especial / en particular para preguntar
    • my special interest is medieval poetry me interesa especialmente / en especial / en particular la poesía medieval
    • each contestant is tested on his special subject se examina a cada concursante en el tema de su especialidad
    • children with special needs niños que requieren una atención diferenciada
    • have you anybody special in mind? ¿se te ocurre alguien en especial / en particular / en concreto?
    • what are you doing tonight? — nothing special ¿qué haces esta noche? — nada en especial / en particular
    • Players can catch elemental monsters called Djinni that unleash special attacks and change character stats and class.
    • Efforts will be made to preserve the special character of the city.
    • Although in a boxing game story is of little importance, popular characters should receive special attention.
    • Each character has special abilities that only they can contribute to continuing the story.
    • Yuliana belongs to a special caste in classical ballet - she is a character dancer.
    • This title belongs under that extra special list of films that are so bad they're good.
    • Scripts are cryptic and are often hard to read due to the many special characters that have unique meanings within the language.
    • There is a function in the game that slows down time temporarily and allows your character to perform special moves.
    • Perhaps the special character of the place was signalled by ceremonial activities here about 7000 BC.
    • Each character will have several special attacks which can be executed during battles
    • Each character has plenty of special moves
    • Each title character possesses special abilities that come in handy depending on your style of play.
    • The special character of South Germany was expressed in the liberal subculture, which had lasting-power and prolonged success.
  • 4

    (better than ordinary)
    today is a very special day for me hoy es un día muy especial para mí
    • a very special friend un amigo muy querido
    • please take special care of him te pido encarecidamente que lo atiendas muy bien
    • she's a very special person es una persona extraordinaria
    • he makes me feel special me hace sentir muy apreciada
    • what's so special about Steve? ¿qué tiene Steve de especial?

noun

  • 1

    (train)
    tren especial masculine
    • This is the time they highlight specials, spectaculars and exclusives to drive up revenue.
    • This is going to be an extraordinary special on Thursday night.
    • The Eos Orchestra has taped a special for PBS celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer.
    • It was originally conceived as part of a CBS special.
    • The artist had created several animated commercials and specials for television.
    • The image is clean, but about on par with a high-definition broadcast of an old television special.
    • It will air this Sunday night as a television special on ABC.
    • I was just in Nova Scotia for our CBC special on the 11-year-old singer Aselin Debison.
    • All of these documentary specials rely heavily on source material for visuals and even sound.
    • Channel 4 asked the show to produce an hour-long special.
    • Six of the late ABC anchor's primetime news specials are going to be a part of a two-disc set.
    • At the peak of her fame, she did a musical special for the ABC television network.
    • Suddenly I could see how all the specials and talk shows about psychics were part of an overall design.
    • There are a number of specials produced by the Money Programme team that are broadcast in later evening slots.
    • His special will air tomorrow night on CBS.
    • The Peanuts specials were staples of prime time television in my childhood.
    • There's usually a special on this radio station my dad listens to and on Sundays, for an hour, they play Irish music.
    • During the late 1950s, several hour-long specials were also broadcast.
    • She has written music for many classical dramatic productions and television specials.
    • There are a couple of trailers, some production notes and instant access to some of the specials highlights.
  • 2also special constable

    (in UK)

    civil que en determinadas situaciones cumple tareas de policía

  • 3

    (broadcast)
    programa especial masculine
  • 4

    Journalism
    número extraordinario masculine
  • 5

    • 5.1Cooking

      plato especial masculine
      the chef's special especialidad del día feminine
      • It's the left-hand menu specials that give me hope for the future of Chez Nous.
      • The fine-dining restaurant specialises in Californian-influenced Italian cuisine including shrimp and lobster specials served to the sounds of a live jazz band.
      • The last page of the menu lists the festival specials, all priced at $5.95!
      • I counted 20 main courses, if you include the four gourmet sandwiches and the evening special.
      • Clarke said competition from pubs is one of the main reasons restaurants have introduced lunch specials.
      • The heavily accented head of the restaurant read them the specials of the day while passing out the small but mouthwatering menu.
      • Sausage rolls would go down well, especially if the filling was a bit special, perhaps good sausage mince mixed with game or venison.
      • Lulu walked over to the board and with a napkin erased the absurd menu special.
      • Since food and wine menus are printed every day, there are no specials to recite in addition to the wine pitch.
      • The daily specials appear on giant boards and included French onion soup and courgette with mint served with bread for €4.
      • Restaurants run food specials for a number of reasons, sometimes because the chef found certain ingredients at a reduced price.
      • The starter specials of the day included coconut and sweetcorn soup and Kerala spinach soup.
      • There are some 20 cocktails on the menu plus a selection of five summer specials that are constantly changing.
      • The Flying Biscuit Cafe has an ever-changing menu, and often features vegetarian specials.
      • As well as the 15 starters and the 30 main courses, there are a whole bunch of specials that are never listed but always there.
      • The menu is as all good restaurants should be, very brief with only five starters, seven main courses and four desserts - but no specials I noticed.
      • I had the fish special of hake served with potato purée and oriental-style dressing.
      • The dinner specials that evening included sausages and hot German potato salad and I was quite hungry.
      • Loch Fyne offers a large range of seafood delicacies, with an ever changing specials board to catch your eye.
      • Delicious weekly specials augment a superb menu, with a robust selection of favorites from America's four corners.

    • 5.2(special offer)

      oferta especial feminine
      • Wellington is awash in curry houses, thus they tend to offer specials to entice you to eat there.
      • There are reduced rates and specials being offered within other sections of the market.
      • By clicking on send, visitors are automatically registered and will have the latest special offers e-mailed to them before they appear on the website.
      • Offer sales, specials and even giveaways to attract people into your store.
      • You could, for example, offer specials, which were very successful for us.
      • The new owners will serve just beer and wine and will offer daily beer specials.
      • They offer a handful of weekly specials but otherwise keep prices relatively high.
      • Often, dry cleaners will offer two-for-one specials on selected items and on specific days.
      • She checked mailings for catches in the small print and for any special offers.
      • A family or couple can save money by bulk buying those special offers in the supermarkets.
      • I am sure a lot of the merchants will be offering specials.
      • Look for these specials in the newspaper or on television, or call a couple of stores to find out when the next promotion will be.
      • Chef Mike Moody can't wait to offer some flavorful nightly specials that will feature seafood and plenty of flavor.
      • Package deals and online specials may offer bigger bargains.
      • It's a winner when you want to inform a mass consumer audience about a short-term sale, event or special price offer.
      • It will also send information about specials deals, new offers and other things you may be interested in.
      • Many Web sites offer close-out specials at even bigger discounts.