See also: Americano

English

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Etymology

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1970s, from Italian (caffè) americano[1] or American Spanish americano (American (coffee)).[2] Cocktail sense from Italian americano.

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americano (countable and uncountable, plural americanos)

  1. A drink made of espresso coffee diluted with hot water.
    Synonyms: cafe americano, caffè americano, coffee americano
    • 2017, Ronald H. Balson, The Trust, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 16:
      “No, the coffee. Do you want a cup of Americano?” I groaned. Welcome to Europe. “Can't I just get a cup of regular coffee? A little cream, a little sugar?” [] “An Americano is a shot of espresso with hot water added.” “I don't know why they call it Americano. No one in America drinks espresso and hot water.”
    • 2018, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White, “Chapter 4: Sarah”, in The Glass Ocean, William Morrow, →ISBN:
      And he drank americano. That was interesting. Was he lactose intolerant or did he simply prefer his coffee black?
  2. A cocktail made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda.
    • 1953, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, page 30:
      The waiters wore striped waistcoats and green baize aprons. Bond ordered an Americano and examined the sprinkling of overdressed customers, mostly from Paris he guessed, who sat talking with focus and vivacity, creating that theatrically clubbable atmosphere of l'heure de l'aperitif.
    • 2009, Eric Felten, How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well, Agate Publishing, →ISBN, pages 37–38:
      An Americano is made of Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda water over ice in a highball glass. [] The drink was so popular among Americans visiting Italy at the turn of the last century that it was named after them.

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americano

  1. neuter of americanu

Finnish

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Etymology

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From English americano, from Italian americano and/or Spanish americano.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑmerikɑ(ː)no/, [ˈɑ̝me̞riˌkɑ̝(ː)no̞]

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americano

  1. americano, caffè americano (drink made of espresso coffee diluted with hot water)

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Inflection of americano (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative americano americanot
genitive americanon americanojen
partitive americanoa americanoja
illative americanoon americanoihin
singular plural
nominative americano americanot
accusative nom. americano americanot
gen. americanon
genitive americanon americanojen
partitive americanoa americanoja
inessive americanossa americanoissa
elative americanosta americanoista
illative americanoon americanoihin
adessive americanolla americanoilla
ablative americanolta americanoilta
allative americanolle americanoille
essive americanona americanoina
translative americanoksi americanoiksi
abessive americanotta americanoitta
instructive americanoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of americano (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative americanoni americanoni
accusative nom. americanoni americanoni
gen. americanoni
genitive americanoni americanojeni
partitive americanoani americanojani
inessive americanossani americanoissani
elative americanostani americanoistani
illative americanooni americanoihini
adessive americanollani americanoillani
ablative americanoltani americanoiltani
allative americanolleni americanoilleni
essive americanonani americanoinani
translative americanokseni americanoikseni
abessive americanottani americanoittani
instructive
comitative americanoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative americanosi americanosi
accusative nom. americanosi americanosi
gen. americanosi
genitive americanosi americanojesi
partitive americanoasi americanojasi
inessive americanossasi americanoissasi
elative americanostasi americanoistasi
illative americanoosi americanoihisi
adessive americanollasi americanoillasi
ablative americanoltasi americanoiltasi
allative americanollesi americanoillesi
essive americanonasi americanoinasi
translative americanoksesi americanoiksesi
abessive americanottasi americanoittasi
instructive
comitative americanoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative americanomme americanomme
accusative nom. americanomme americanomme
gen. americanomme
genitive americanomme americanojemme
partitive americanoamme americanojamme
inessive americanossamme americanoissamme
elative americanostamme americanoistamme
illative americanoomme americanoihimme
adessive americanollamme americanoillamme
ablative americanoltamme americanoiltamme
allative americanollemme americanoillemme
essive americanonamme americanoinamme
translative americanoksemme americanoiksemme
abessive americanottamme americanoittamme
instructive
comitative americanoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative americanonne americanonne
accusative nom. americanonne americanonne
gen. americanonne
genitive americanonne americanojenne
partitive americanoanne americanojanne
inessive americanossanne americanoissanne
elative americanostanne americanoistanne
illative americanoonne americanoihinne
adessive americanollanne americanoillanne
ablative americanoltanne americanoiltanne
allative americanollenne americanoillenne
essive americanonanne americanoinanne
translative americanoksenne americanoiksenne
abessive americanottanne americanoittanne
instructive
comitative americanoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative americanonsa americanonsa
accusative nom. americanonsa americanonsa
gen. americanonsa
genitive americanonsa americanojensa
partitive americanoaan
americanoansa
americanojaan
americanojansa
inessive americanossaan
americanossansa
americanoissaan
americanoissansa
elative americanostaan
americanostansa
americanoistaan
americanoistansa
illative americanoonsa americanoihinsa
adessive americanollaan
americanollansa
americanoillaan
americanoillansa
ablative americanoltaan
americanoltansa
americanoiltaan
americanoiltansa
allative americanolleen
americanollensa
americanoilleen
americanoillensa
essive americanonaan
americanonansa
americanoinaan
americanoinansa
translative americanokseen
americanoksensa
americanoikseen
americanoiksensa
abessive americanottaan
americanottansa
americanoittaan
americanoittansa
instructive
comitative americanoineen
americanoinensa

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Etymology

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From América +‎ -ano.

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (of the Americas)
    Synonym: indiano
  2. American (of the United States of America)
    Synonym: estadounidense

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americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (native of the Americas)
    Synonym: indiano
  2. local who has come back from the Americas, frequently with a sizeable capital
    Synonym: indiano
    • 1885, Lisardo Rodríguez Barreiro, Unha visita a Rosalía de Castro:
      dixei o engoumado vello de monteira e calzón de boca de cadela, o americano de ponche e pariaguas cun puño de óso...
      I passed by the shrunken old man of monteira and old fashioned pants, the American with punch and umbrella with bone handle...
  3. American (native or citizen of the United States of America)
    Synonym: estadounidense

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Italian

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Etymology

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From America +‎ -ano.

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  • IPA(key): /a.me.riˈka.no/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Hyphenation: a‧me‧ri‧cà‧no

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americani, feminine plural americane)

  1. American, United States, US, Yankee

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americano m (plural americani, feminine americana)

  1. American (native or inhabitant of America, the Americas, or the United States) (male or of unspecified gender)
    Synonym: statunitense (referring to the United States)
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americānō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of americānus

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americano (feminine singular americana, plural americane)

  1. American

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americano m (plural americane, feminine singular americana, feminine plural americane)

  1. American (inhabitant or native of Americas or of the United States)
    Synonym: stataunitense

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From América +‎ -ano.

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɐnu, (Brazil) -ɐ̃nu
  • Hyphenation: a‧me‧ri‧ca‧no

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas, not comparable)

  1. American (of the Americas)
  2. American (of the United States of America)

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americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. American (native of the Americas)
  2. American (native or citizen of the United States of America)
    Synonyms: (Brazil) estado-unidense, norte-americano
  3. horsecar
  4. caffè americano

Spanish

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Etymology

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From América +‎ -ano.

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  • IPA(key): /ameɾiˈkano/ [a.me.ɾiˈka.no]
  • Audio (Spain):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Syllabification: a‧me‧ri‧ca‧no

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americano (feminine americana, masculine plural americanos, feminine plural americanas)

  1. of the Americas
  2. (proscribed) of the United States

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americano m (plural americanos, feminine americana, feminine plural americanas)

  1. (common) American (a native of the Americas)
    • 1971, Eduardo Galeano, “Introducción”, in Las venas abiertas de América Latina:
      Por el camino hasta perdimos derecho de llamarnos americanos, aunque los haitianos y los cubanos ya habían asomado a la historia, como pueblos nuevos, un siglo antes de que los peregrinos del Mayflower se establecieran en las costas de Plymouth.
      Along the way we even lost the right to call ourselves Americans, although Haitians and Cubans had already entered history, as new peoples, a century before the Mayflower pilgrims settled on the shores of Plymouth.
  2. (proscribed) US-American (a native or citizen of the United States)
    Synonym: estadounidense
  3. (historical, rare) someone who became rich in the Americas and returned to his country
    Synonym: (more common) indiano
  4. (US, Philippines) person born and/or raised in the United States
  5. (Philippines, historical, obsolete) person born and/or raised in Spanish America who immigrated or visited the Spanish Colonial Philippines or Spanish East Indies in general
    Synonym: criollo
    Coordinate terms: peninsular, insular, filipino, filipina

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Descendants

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  • Navajo: bilagáana
  • Tagalog: Amerikano
  • Cebuano: Amerikano

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