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"Boundary" is a noun which is often translated as "el límite", and "frontier" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera". Learn more about the difference between "boundary" and "frontier" below.
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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. (limit)
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).
Her new book challenges the boundaries of traditional thought.Su nuevo libro desafía los límites del pensamiento tradicional.
b. 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 Columbia River forms the boundary between Oregon and Washington.El río Columbia constituye la frontera entre Oregón y Washington.
c. el linde
(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 marked the boundaries of the property with painted rocks.Marcaron los lindes de la finca con rocas pintadas.
2. (sports)
a. la banda
(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 batsman scored six runs when he hit the ball over the boundary.El bateador anotó seis carreras cuando mandó la pelota sobre la banda.
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frontier
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (border)
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).
I will not go with you on your trip across the frontier, because I don't have a valid passport.No te voy a acompañar en el viaje tras la frontera, porque no tengo un pasaporte válido.
2. (historical)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la frontera del oeste
(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).
My great-great-grandparents traveled to the frontier in a covered wagon in 1880.Mis tatarabuelos viajaron a la frontera del oeste en un carromato en 1880.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(knowledge limit)
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).
Laurie became an astronaut so she could have a career at the frontiers of human knowledge.Laurie se hizo astronauta para tener una carrera en las fronteras del conocimiento humano.
b. 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).
Dave is doing research on the frontiers of physics.Dave está haciendo investigaciones sobre los límites de la física.
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