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"Coastline" 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 "coastline" and "shore" below.
coastline(
kost
-
layn
)
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).
Arnau and Anna sailed along the coastline until they reached Cap de Creus.Arnau y Anna navegaron a lo largo de la costa hasta alcanzar el cabo de Creus.
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 islands and coastline of Maine are marked by prehistoric glacial activity.Las islas y el litoral de Maine tienen evidencias de actividad glacial prehistórica.
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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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