Quick answer
"Coast" is a noun which is often translated as "la costa", and "shore" is a noun which is also often translated as "la costa". Learn more about the difference between "coast" and "shore" 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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shore(
shawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
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).
(of the sea)
The ship was still far from the shore.El buque aún estaba lejos de la costa.
b. la orilla
(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 jog along the shore of the lake every morning.Corro por la orilla del lago todas las mañanas.
2. (prop)
a. el puntal
(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 shores are spliced and aligned vertically.Los puntales están empalmados y alineados verticalmente.
shores
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(country)
a. las tierras
(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).
He sailed away from these shores, and never returned.Se fue de estas tierras para jamás regresar.
b. las costas
(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 Mayflower arrived on American shores in 1620.El Mayflower arribó a costas americanas en 1620
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