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"Aeropuerto" is a noun which is often translated as "airport", and "puerto" is a noun which is often translated as "port". Learn more about the difference between "aeropuerto" and "puerto" below.
aeropuerto(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. airport
Mi avión aterrizará a las 4 pm en el aeropuerto de Montevideo.My plane will be landing at 4 pm at Montevideo airport.
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puerto(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (nautical)
a. port
El barco entró al puerto para refugiarse de la tormenta de alta mar.The ship entered the port to shelter from the storm on the open sea.
b. harbor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El puerto recibe este fin de semana dos cruceros con miles de turistas a bordo.This weekend the harbor will be playing host to two cruise ships with thousands of tourists on board.
c. harbour (United Kingdom)
Escuché que los pescadores pescaron un calamar gigante en el puerto.I heard that fishermen caught a giant squid in the harbour.
2. (geography)
a. pass
Los viajeros franceses cruzaron el Puerto de Ibañeta para entrar en España.The French travelers crossed over the Roncesvalles Pass to enter Spain.
3. (computing)
a. port
Me faltan puertos en la computadora para todos mis dispositivos USB.My computer doesn't have enough ports for all my USB devices.
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A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(safe place)
a. haven
Este pueblo fronterizo se ha convertido en puerto seguro para los refugiados.This frontier town has become a safe haven for refugees.
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