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"Border" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera", and "south" is a noun which is often translated as "el sur". Learn more about the difference between "border" and "south" below.
border(
bawr
-
duhr
)
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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south(
sauth
)
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 sur
(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).
"S" is the symbol for south."S" es el símbolo de sur.
2. (direction)
a. el sur
(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 think the compass is broken because it always points to the south.Creo que la brújula está rota porque siempre señala hacia el sur.
3. (region)
a. el sur
(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).
People in the south of Europe are very charming.La gente del sur de Europa es muy encantadora.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the south)
a. del sur
A south wind was blowing.Soplaba viento del sur.
b. sur
Brixton is in the south side of London.Brixton está en la parte sur de Londres.
c. meridional
We must repair the south wall of the castle.Hay que reparar el muro meridional del castillo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the south)
a. hacia el sur
Turn south at the next street.Gira hacia el sur en la siguiente calle.
b. al sur
This house faces south and is always warm.Esta casa mira al sur y está siempre caliente.
South
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Sur
(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 South and the North have common interests.El Sur y el Norte tienen intereses comunes.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el sur 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).
Pecan pie is a very popular dessert in the South.El pay de nuez es un postre muy popular en el sur de los Estados Unidos.
8. (region of England)
a. el sur de Inglaterra
(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).
When I moved to the South, it took me some time to get used to the high rental costs.Cuando me mudé al sur de Inglaterra, me costó acostumbrarme a las altas rentas.
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