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Although the language of Cervantes is not a language in which words are joined together to create new concepts with the same frequency as in other languages such as German, here are the longest words in Spanish and their meaning.

There are some amazingly long words in Spanish. You just have to know how to look for them and dig into the terminology of some specialties such as Medicine, Law or Imaging.

And why do such long words exist? Basically by its natural structure or by the union of concepts. The important thing is that these are terms that exist, that people use and that are in most dictionaries.

The 20 longest words in Spanish and their meaning

According to the expert lexicographers of the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, the first 10 on this list are the longest words in Spanish. But as we know there is more, we will continue…

  • Electroencefalografista. A person specialized in obtaining and interpreting electroencephalograms.
  • Esternocleidomastoideo. Muscle of the neck that runs from the clavicle and sternum to the mastoid process. It is the one we use to turn the head and make bending movements.
  • Anticonstitucionalidad. It is the quality of something that goes against the constitution of a country.
  • Electroencefalografía. The branch of medicine that deals with the acquisition and interpretation of electroencephalograms.
  • Electroencefalográfico. Pertaining or relating to Electroencephalography.
  • Contrarrevolucionario. Which is relative to the counterrevolution. In other words, it belongs to the opposite revolution to the previous one.
  • Interdisciplinariedad. Interdisciplinary quality. In other words, it is done with the participation of several disciplines.
  • Desoxirribonucleótido. Which has to do with the nucleotide that has deoxyribose as its constituent sugar.
  • Otorrinolaringológico. Something related to Otorhinolaryngology.
  • Otorrinolaringología. The branch of medicine that deals with diseases and pathologies of the larynx, ear and nose.
  • Electroencefalógrafo. Graphic recorder of electrical discharges occurring in the cerebral cortex.
  • Antinorteamericanismo. That it is against the North American.
  • Constitunacionalización. Action or effect of constitutionalizing.
  • Corresponsabilización. Action or effect of co-responsibilization.
  • Preterintencionalidad. Quality of the preterintentional.
  • Pseudohermafroditismo. Quality of the pseudohermaphrodite.
  • Electroencefalograma. Graph obtained by electroencephalograph.
  • Circunferencialmente. Pertaining or relating to the circumference.
  • Correspondientemente. With correspondence.
  • Desacostumbradamente. Without habit.

Other long Spanish words and their meaning

Want more long Spanish words? Here are some others!

  • Desindustrialización. Action or effect of deindustrializing.
  • Extraterritorialidad. Legal fiction generally given to embassies within a country so that their soil is part of their own nation even though they are in another.
  • Fotolitográficamente. Generated through photolithography.
  • Hipercaracterización. Characterization with a grammatical form with more than one mark.
  • Incomprehensibilidad. Quality of the incomprehensible.
  • Inconstitucionalidad. Quality of the unconstitutional.
  • Internacionalización. The action or effect of internationalizing.

When are the longest words in Spanish used?

Actually, if you look at their meanings, these words have very specific uses within diverse but specific areas of knowledge. Its application will almost always be linked to a professional activity. However, at different times of life we could use them.

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