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"Borderline" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera", and "border" is a noun which is also often translated as "la frontera". Learn more about the difference between "borderline" and "border" below.
borderline(
bawr
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duhr
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layn
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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. (boundary)
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).
Because of a conflict between the two countries, we're not allowed to cross the borderline.Por un conflicto entre los dos países, no se permite cruzar la frontera.
b. la línea divisoria
(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).
You have to pay a toll every time you cross the borderline between these two areas.Tienes que pagar un peaje cada vez que cruzas la línea divisoria entre estas dos áreas.
c. 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).
(between categories)
She was neither a liberal nor a conservative but was somewhere on the borderline.No era ni liberal ni conservadora sino que estaba en algún punto en el límite entre los dos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (debatable)
a. dudoso
The doctors couldn't agree if the patient truly had depression or if he was a borderline case.Los doctores no pudieron ponerse de acuerdo acerca de si el paciente tenía depresión o si era un caso dudoso.
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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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