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or Ten·er·iffe

[ ten-uh-rif, -reef; Spanish te-ne-ree-fe ]

/ ˌtɛn əˈrɪf, -ˈrif; Spanish ˌtɛ nɛˈri fɛ /

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the largest of the Canary Islands, off the northwestern coast of Africa. 794 sq. mi. (2,055 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Pi·co de Tenerife [pee-koh dey; Spanish pee-kaw the]. /ˈpi koʊ deɪ; Spanish ˈpi kɔ ðɛ/. Pico de Teide.



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Origin of Tenerife

First recorded in 1595–1600; from Guanche (an extinct Berber language spoken on the Canary Islands) tene, teni “mountain” + ife “white,” specifically Mount Teide

Words nearby Tenerife

tenebrionid, tenebrism, tenebrous, Tenedos, tenement, Tenerife, tenesmus, tenet, tenfold, ten-four, ten-gallon hat

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How to use Tenerife in a sentence

  • The largest loss of life in any incident was at Tenerife in 1977 when two Boeing 747s collided in fog, killing 583 people.

    Forty-Five Minutes of Chaos in the Sky|Clive Irving|November 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST

  • From this time to our arrival at Tenerife we had moderate weather and winds mostly from the northward.

    A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh

  • The next day at nine in the forenoon we saw the island of Tenerife bearing west-south-west half west about twelve leagues distant.

    A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh

  • There was a calm all that day and night, and in the morning he found himself between Gomera and Tenerife.

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503|Various

  • They saw a great fire issue from the mountain of the island of Tenerife, which is of great height.

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503|Various

  • We were not so fortunate on this occasion as to obtain a distant sea view of the far-famed peak of Tenerife.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tenerife


/ (ˌtɛnəˈriːf, Spanish teneˈrife) /


a Spanish island in the Atlantic, off the NW coast of Africa: the largest of the Canary Islands; volcanic and mountainous; tourism and agriculture. Capital: Santa Cruz. Pop: 778 071 (2002 est). Area: 2058 sq km (795 sq miles)

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 (tĕn′ə-rĭf′, -rēf′, tĕ′nĕ-rē′fĕ)

An island in the Canary Islands of Spain in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest island in the group.

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(ˌtɛnəˈriːf; Spanish teneˈrife)


(Placename) a Spanish island in the Atlantic, off the NW coast of Africa: the largest of the Canary Islands; volcanic and mountainous; tourism and agriculture. Capital: Santa Cruz. Pop: 778 071 (2002 est). Area: 2058 sq km (795 sq miles)

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(ˌtɛn əˈrif, -ˈrɪf, -ˈri feɪ)


1. the largest of the Canary Islands, off the NW coast of Africa. 500,381; 794 sq. mi. (2055 sq. km).

2. Pi•co de (ˈpi koʊ deɪ) Teide, Pico de.

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Noun 1. Tenerife – a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands

Canaries, Canary Islands – a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces

Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean – the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east

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[ˌtenəˈriːf] N → Tenerife m

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[ˌtɛnəˈriːf] n → Tenerife f, Ténérife f

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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˌtɛnəˈriːf] n → Tenerife f

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Ireland-based low-fares airline Ryanair has said that it has extended its connecting flights service at Milan Bergamo and Rome Fiumicino Airports, adding a further 27 routes including Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Prague and Ibiza.

Ryanair adds 27 more routes to connecting-flights service from Milan and Rome

By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -12- August 2017: Tenerife is the second most visited destination, after Florida, for people with reduced mobility, with thousands of visitors every year.

Guide to accessible holidays in Spain part one: Tenerife

THERE was not a huge amount between Cadiz and Tenerife in the Segunda regular season and that could be reflected when the teams meet in a promotion semifinal first-leg playoff in Andalusia.

Promotion hopefuls hard to split

SOVEREIGN Luxury Travel (0843 770 4526,, is offering a saving of up to PS906 on a week’s B&B at the five star Iberostar Hotel Anthelia, Tenerife, from PS2,429 per family of three.


| Los Gigantes, Tenerife | Los Gigantes, Tenerife SOVEREIGN Luxury Travel (0843 770 4526, www., is offering a saving of up to PS906 on a week’s B&B at the five star Iberostar Hotel Anthelia, Tenerife, from PS2,429 per family of three.


| Magical Madeira | Magical Madeira | Winter sun: Tenerife | Winter sun: Tenerife TENERIFE AIRTOURS offers seven nights in Tenerife from PS419 per person, based on two adults sharing – that’s a saving of PS100 per booking.

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TENERIFE Nov 30, Laguna Park II, seven nights, frPS339pp LANZAROTE, Dec 6, Fariones, seven nights, frPS429pp B&B.


British tourists now represent 32.1% of Tenerife’s total holiday market, whilst tourists from German and Scandinavia are also flocking to the island in record numbers.

-Record number of British tourists visit Tenerife

[ClickPress, Fri Apr 13 2012] The Council of Tenerife has announced a new initiative that will convert Tenerife into a global communication capital.

Tenerife set to become a communications nexus spanning three continents

BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-21 June 2010-Moody’s ends Cabildo de Tenerife issuer rating(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

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Tenerife – island in the Canary Islands group, Atlantic Ocean; territory of Spain. There is an active volcano on the island, the strong eruption of which in 1346 led to the appearance of the name of the island. Inferno – ‘hellish’ (Spanish infierno ‘hell, underworld’) , In the XV century. the island was given the name Tenerife (Tenerife) , which is associated with the name of the leader of the natives.

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Valentina Legkostupova – personal life, divorce, moving to Tenerife

This is the story of how one chance meeting helped the Honored Artist of Russia find a second home on the “Island of Eternal Spring”. Where are the best schools for children in the Canary Islands, what a good realtor should know and be able to do, and how the Spanish mentality differs from the Russian one. Valentina Legkostupova shared her personal experience with readers. dossier

Buyer: Valentina Legkostupova, Honored Artist of Russia, Moscow

Realtor: Vym Canarias

Region: Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife

Object: two-storey villa with an area of ​​210 sq. m

Price: €350000 including taxes

Deal: 2013, secondary market

  • “For me, the view is much more important than the footage. For me, contemplation is the best medicine.”
  • “Everything is close. Here’s a gym, here’s yoga, here’s flamenco. Yes, whatever your heart desires!”

Solution: about first meetings, disappointments and first love

– I have never thought about buying property abroad. My husband and I came to rest for a couple of weeks in Tenerife. And it was love at first sight. An absolute hit in the heart, in the soul. There was a click in the brain, the puzzle was formed. I realized that I could no longer live without the island. The place I’ve been looking for all my life. She left for Moscow, leaving all her things on the island.

I don’t remember why we chose Tenerife for our holiday. Probably because they haven’t been here yet. Analyzing the situation today, I understand that only the Lord could send us here, deciding to make such a gift.

We did not want to live in a hotel, and while still in Moscow, we booked an apartment in one of the best areas – in Del Duque. Gentlemen, never use the services of private realtors! They fool our brother in full. We rented a one-bedroom apartment (2 rooms) for €750 per week. We did not receive the promised Internet, although this was agreed in advance, nor the iron, nor the silence that was guaranteed. The Internet, of course, was installed in a few days. And for the claims made for non-compliance with the agreed conditions, they offered to move to another place, without a refund. That is, pay again, it’s not our fault that you have good hearing, sighted eyes, and even your memory is in order!

Despite all these unpleasant moments, love happened to the island. Some extraordinary energy, fantastic beauty of nature, amazing kindness and smiling people, ideal roads, bewitching ocean, atmosphere of peace and harmony…

God led us by a thread. The fact that we will live here in the very near future, I knew on the second day of my stay. Life is so short and it’s only one, without rehearsals. And less than half remained. But where to turn, how not to fall for the next “divorces”, especially without knowing the language …

Choice: about providence, professionalism and difference in tastes

Providence intervened. My husband and I were walking to the beach and on the way I needed to get into the ladies’ room. We went to the shopping center “Paris”. While I was on my own business, my husband went to the agency, which was located right in the shopping center, seeing an ad in Russian about renting a car. When I returned, my husband was already joking with might and main, telling jokes. That’s how we met our realtor, and later became friends.

We had a difficult task ahead of us. It was necessary to find an object for permanent residence. This set certain conditions – a developed infrastructure, including for obtaining a decent education for a child of 13 years old. By the way, in the territorial sense, there was no stumbling block here, because. buses run from each school, collecting children around the island. It is very comfortable.

First we decided to take a look, or even take a closer look, get acquainted with various real estate options, explore different areas of the island. We were kindly given this opportunity. Very mobile and plentiful.

Getting into the hands of a professional, you get the entire information package for your budget. Starting from opening a bank account, advice on possible mortgage lending, a list of documents required to obtain a residence permit, and finally, simple, purely human tips on the intricacies of behavior and the rules of relationships in a new environment for you. This is a very valuable experience.

I’m sure it’s necessary to minimize unnecessary chores. You don’t run into every piece of paper. If you strictly follow the instructions from a professional, then I assure you, everything will go without a hitch, without a hitch. The issue of trust is key here. And the most difficult. You can get in so that it doesn’t seem a little. And then you get tired of looking for the truth. And there are many such cases. Especially among our brother, no matter how sad it is to state. Therefore, in my opinion, the main thing is to choose the right company. Everything in this world has its price. Don’t fall for tricks. Any compromise should alert you.

So, back to what I bought and why. Chose a small two-story villa on the secondary market. Its area, together with the terrace, is a little more than 210 square meters. m. Located in the south of the island, in a very cozy complex, consisting of detached villas.

Why “secondary”? I love “prayer” places. I want to go in and live right away, replacing only what I consider necessary to replace. But that’s a matter of personal preference. The view was my first sine qua non. For me, the view is much more important than the footage. For me, contemplation is the best medicine. Perhaps this is the only issue on which we disagreed with the realtor. For her, my choice was, to put it mildly, unexpected. For this budget it was possible to pick up a bigger house. To each his own. “Only the heart is sensitive.”

Looking for a new home? Read the article “How are they: new buildings in Spain”


Lifestyle: about schools, carnivals and inner freedom

The issue of education was resolved quickly. If you have a residence permit, it is not difficult to assign a child to a school. You can give it to both municipal and private. Public school education is free. From the point of view of entering the language environment, if the child is small, attending such a school may even be useful.

There are three schools worth paying attention to in the south of the island. These are Colegio Aleman (German college), colegio Luther King (teaching is bilingual) and Wingate school (a purely English private school, after which a Cambridge certificate is issued). In this school, Spanish is taught as a second language and French is also taught until the 10th grade.

Our child went to Wingate school after passing an interview in English in all subjects. School is expensive. The average price per month is €500, depending on the age of the child. This does not include transport costs. Food must be provided with you. Plus, the cost of textbooks, uniforms. Payment is made once every three months. It turns out three times for the academic year for about €1,500 euros. This is the most expensive school.

Our family lives on the island. There are no seasons and no seasons. It’s always in season here. I really like Spanish cuisine, which is distinguished by its natural products and simple dishes from rabbit, goat, octopus, fish … In general, the richer you are, the more you are happy. But there are so many restaurants and cafes here that any gourmet will find a cuisine to their liking.

It’s never boring. All my life I have been striving for a quiet measured life in a small space. Everything is close. Here’s a gym, here’s yoga, here’s flamenco. Yes, whatever your heart desires! I don’t understand what is boring. But this is very individual. Therefore, everyone chooses for themselves.

We buy groceries in supermarkets. On weekends, there is a market where Canarians sell their own organically grown vegetables and fruits. The taste is very different from Moscow food, for the better. There are two Russian grocery stores where you can buy everything you miss a lot. There are fish markets where they sell what they just caught from the ocean.

Utility bills, like everywhere else, consist of payments for electricity and water, plus, if you live in a complex, you will pay monthly for the maintenance of the common area (pool, garden). The amount of this payment in each complex is different. Everything is very civilized – you can see what you pay money for by the bills.

It must be said that nothing happens quickly on the island, no one is in a hurry, people live a measured calm life. The most important thing in my phrase is “people live”. Yes, only here I understood the true meaning of this word. No one, except Russians, fusses, but this is already a national trait that makes you spin like a top in order to survive.

Acquaintance with culture and traditions occurs gradually. But it’s so great! How many holidays! Carnivals, processions, fantastic beauty feast of flowers.