Quick answer
"Coast" is a noun which is often translated as "la costa", and "waterfront" is a noun which is often translated as "el puerto". Learn more about the difference between "coast" and "waterfront" 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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waterfront
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (area near the water)
a. el puerto
(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 the wind is right, you can smell the waterfront from here.Cuando el viento viene de esa dirección, puedes oler el puerto desde aquí.
b. la zona de los muelles
(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 waterfront has become fashionable and is now full of cafés, shops, and clubs.La zona de los muelles se puso de moda y ahora está llena de cafés, tiendas y discotecas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (on the water)
a. a orillas del mar (ocean)
We're going to a waterfront restaurant that has the best fresh shellfish.Vamos a ir a un restaurante a orillas del mar que tiene los mejores mariscos frescos.
b. a orillas del río (river)
This waterfront property affords an incredible view of the river.Esta propiedad a orillas del río ofrece una vista espectacular del mismo.
c. a orillas del lago (lake)
Ernest recently bought a waterfront cottage on Maine's northernmost lake.Ernest compró hace poco una casita a orillas del lago que está más al norte de Maine.
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