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"Declive" is a noun which is often translated as "incline", and "vertiente" is a noun which is often translated as "slope". Learn more about the difference between "declive" and "vertiente" below.
declive(
deh
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klee
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beh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. incline
En el declive de esta colina hay piedras gigantes.There are huge rocks along the incline of this hill.
b. slope
La nieve en el declive de la montaña comenzó a derretirse.The snow along the slope of the mountain started to melt.
2. (loss)
a. decline
La industria pesquera sufrió un declive catastrófico.The fishing industry experienced a catastrophic decline.
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vertiente(
behr
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tyehn
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teh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (geography)
a. slope
Por la vertiente norte de la montaña baja un río de aguas cristalinas.A river of crystalline waters flows down the northern slope of the mountain.
2. (incline)
a. slope
El techo de la casa tiene dos vertientes que se unen en un caballete central.The roof of the house has two slopes that meet at a central ridge.
3. (point of view)
a. side
Fui a un exposición de fotografía que muestra la vertiente artística de los deportes.I went to a photographic exhibit that shows the artistic side of sports.
b. aspect
Esta asociación tiene tres vertientes: una vertiente política, otra económica y otra científica.This partnership has three aspects: a political aspect, an economic one, and a scientific one.
4. (source of water)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. spring
Pasamos el fin de semana en un balneario cercano a la vertiente de aguas termales.We spent the weekend at a resort near the hot springs.
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