Spanish Words That Starts With X

Just like in English, there aren’t actually that many Spanish words starting with X. Many of these words have come from Catalan, Galician or Basque but are not used commonly throughout Spain. Other words that you’ll come across are incredibly similar to English words starting with X but may be scientific or only used by people within certain industries. Some of these words you won’t even have heard of in English. Regardless of what the word is, let’s get right into it and take a look at some Spanish words starting with X.

We’ve started with Spanish nouns, but to be honest we can’t see you using many of these in day to day life.

Just like with the Nouns beginning with X, the adjectives aren’t words that are commonly used and you probably won’t need them unless you’re using technical language.

Finally, let’s take a look at the verbs. Again these aren’t common but you may have more of a chance to use them than you do with the adjectives and nouns.

So there you have our list of Spanish words starting with X. If you think we’ve missed off any important ones then please let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to our collection. Spanish words starting with X may not be common, but if you can learn them and add them to your vocabulary list then your Spanish will definitely move up a notch in terms of your ability to use technical and specialised language.

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Spanish words starting with X:
Spanish word meaning in English features
xilófago xylophage {m} [zoology]
xilófono xylophone {m}
xilitol xylitol {m} [organic compound]
xilo- xylo- {prefix}

There are only a few Spanish words that start with X, so we listed them down for you. We have the Top 12 Spanish words together with their meaning and translation and examples in both Spanish and English. Let’s learn about them now!

*** When I am in a hurry, the best place to do a simple translation is Google Translate ***

Spanish adjectives that start with X

These are adjectives relating to some of the above listed nouns (plus some more adjectives with other prefixes):

xenófobo = xenophobic xerófilo = xerophilous (liking dry climate) xilográfico = xilographic xiloideo = xyloid (resembling wood) xantocromático = xanthochromic (yellowish) xifoide, xifoideo = xiphoid (shaped like a sword)


What is the Spanish word for the letter X?

That’s X — la equis — the sexiest letter in the Spanish alphabet. The X is one of the least used letters in Spanish.

What are some words that start with X?

Words That Begin With X
  • xebec.
  • xenia.
  • xenic.
  • xenon.
  • xeric.
  • xerox.
  • xerus.
  • xylan.

What are Spanish words that start with Z?

Spanish words that start with “Z”
  • Zaire.
  • Zambeze.
  • Zambia.
  • Zamora.
  • Zanzíbar.
  • Zara.
  • Zaragoza.
  • Zarzuela.

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