Quick answer
"Coast" is a noun which is often translated as "la costa", and "seaside" is a noun which is also often translated as "la costa". Learn more about the difference between "coast" and "seaside" below.
coast(
kost
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shore)
a. la costa
(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).
We spent Christmas on the coast of Chile and enjoyed the summer weather.Pasamos la Navidad en la costa de Chile y disfrutamos del clima veraniego.
b. el litoral
(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 coast to the north of Puerto Vallarta is being developed.El litoral al norte de Puerto Vallarta se está desarrollando.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to advance without further effort)
a. ir en punto muerto
The driver took his foot off the accelarator and coasted to the stoplight.El chofer quitó el pie del acelerador y fue en punto muerto hasta el semáforo.
b. deslizarse
We coasted down the hill on our bicycles.Nos deslizamos cuesta abajo en las bicicletas.
c. avanzar sin esfuerzo
The Swiss skater is ahead of the pack and coasting to the finish.El patinador suizo está delante del pelotón y avanzando sin esfuerzo hacia la meta.
d. rodar sin pedalear
The cyclists coasted along with the wind at their backs.Los ciclistas rodaron sin pedalear con el viento a sus espaldas.
3. (to apply little effort)
a. pasar fácilmente
Javier barely studies and still manages to coast through all his classes.Javier apenas estudia y aún así logra pasar fácilmente todas sus clases.
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seaside
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (land near water)
a. la costa
(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).
We went to the seaside to escape the heat wave.Fuimos a la costa para escaparnos de la onda de calor.
b. la playa
(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 children are exhausted after spending the day playing at the seaside.Los niños están agotados después de pasar el día jugando en la playa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (near the sea)
a. costero
I want to live in a seaside town so I can go to the beach every day.Quiero vivir en un pueblo costero para poder ir a la playa todos los días.
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