Template:Expand Spanish

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This template may be used to mark articles that have counterparts in Spanish Wikipedia that are better than in English Wikipedia. These articles may be improved by translating content from the original Spanish.


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand Spanish|Spanish article title|date=July 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from Spanish Wikipedia. See #Categorization below.

The template should be placed atop the article page along with other maintenance templates.


The article title is required; all named parameters are optional:

  • |1=ARTICLE  title of the article on Spanish Wikipedia. This is required.
  • |section=yes  changes notice to "This section may be expanded..." (default: 'article')
  • |fa=yes  used to tag articles that are featured articles in Spanish; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC  a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=July 2021  set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ⟶ Category:Articles needing translation from Spanish Wikipedia. Usage of parameters fa and topic define subcategories, as follows:

Topic codes are expanded into fuller descriptors in the category name; for example: code geo becomes Geography, and code gov becomes Government and politics.

Topics recognized by Expand Spanish and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
cult Culture 300
geo Geography 1,787
gov Government and politics 77
hist History 136
sci Science 27
sport Sports (1 C) 19
struct Building and structure 57
transp Transport 5
  Main category (11 C) 4,414

See also