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"Border" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera", and "east" is an adjective which is often translated as "del este". Learn more about the difference between "border" and "east" below.
border(
bawr
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geographical frontier)
a. la frontera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Pyrenees form the natural border between Spain and France.Los Pirineos forman la frontera natural entre España y Francia.
2. (outer boundary)
a. el límite
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They had extended the borders of their empire.Habían extendido los límites de su imperio.
3. (decorative strip)
a. el ribete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her sari had a red border.Su sari tenía un ribete rojo.
b. la cenefa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going to put up an animal wallpaper border in the baby's room.Voy a poner una cenefa de papel de animales en la habitación del bebé.
4. (gardening)
a. el arriate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I planted flowers in the borders to provide color.Planté flores en los arriates para dar color al jardín.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to adjoin)
a. limitar con (country or region)
Spain borders France in the north.España limita con Francia por el norte.
b. lindar con (land)
I want to put up a fence where my garden borders my neighbor's.Quiero poner una valla donde mi jardín linda con el del vecino.
6. (sewing)
a. ribetear
The jacket was bordered with gold braid.La chaqueta estaba ribeteada con galones dorados.
7. (to be on the edge of)
a. bordear
The lake is bordered with sandy white beaches.El lago está bordeado de playas de arena blanca.
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east(
ist
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compass point)
a. el este
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"E" is the symbol for east."E" es el símbolo de este.
2. (direction)
a. el este
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first light of the day comes from the east.La primera luz del día viene del este.
b. el levante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The wind blew from the east.El viento soplaba de levante.
c. el oriente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sun rises in the east.El sol se levanta por el este.
3. (region)
a. el este
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Take a walk in the east; that part of the forest is quite calm.Pasea por el este; esa zona del bosque está muy tranquila.
b. el oriente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Why are there so many farms in the east?¿Por qué hay tantas granjas en el oriente?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the east)
a. del este
You can get here faster if you take the east bridge out of the city.Puedes llegar más rápido si tomas el puente del este para salir de la ciudad.
b. este
We live on the east coast.Vivimos en la costa este.
c. oriental
The Wall separated East and West Belin.El Muro separaba Berlín Oriental y Occidental.
d. de levante
There's an east wind blowing.Sopla viento de levante.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the east)
a. hacia el este
Drive east on Route 10 to Phoenix.Maneja hacia el este sobre la ruta 10 a Phoenix.
b. al este
I live in a little town east of Madrid.Vivo en un pueblito al este de Madrid.
East
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Este
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The East reaffirmed its commitment to bettering economic conditions in the region.El Este reafirmó su compromiso de mejorar las condiciones económicas de la región.
b. el Oriente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road on his way to the Far East.Marco Polo viajó por la Ruta de la Seda rumbo al Extremo Oriente.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el este de los Estados Unidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are many good universities in the East.Hay muchas universidades buenas en el este de los Estados Unidos.
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