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"Continent" is a noun which is often translated as "el continente", and "sea" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la mar". Learn more about the difference between "continent" and "sea" below.
continent(
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tih
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nihnt
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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. (geography)
a. el continente
(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).
Antarctica is the only continent without permanent residents.La Antártida es el único continente sin residentes permanentes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (medicine)
a. continente
A continent patient is able to control his bladder and bowels.Un paciente continente puede controlar su vejiga y sus intestinos.
Continent
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (region) (United Kingdom)
a. la Europa continental
(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).
There have been numerous arguments between the government of the British Isles and that of the Continent.Ha habido numerosas discusiones entre el gobierno de las islas británicas y el de la Europa continental.
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sea(
si
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ocean)
a. el mar
(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).
, la mar
(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 sea covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface.El mar cubre más del 70% de la superficie de la Tierra.
These sailors loved the sea more than anything.Estos marineros amaban la mar más que cualquier otra cosa.
2. (a great quantity)
a. el mar
(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 bride-to-be was mired in a sea of doubts.La novia estaba atascada en un mar de dudas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relating to the ocean)
a. marino
The sea breeze feels good on a hot day.La brisa marina se siente bien en un día de calor.
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