Quick answer
"Frontier" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera", and "border" is a noun which is also often translated as "la frontera". Learn more about the difference between "frontier" and "border" below.
frontier
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (border)
a. la frontera
(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 will not go with you on your trip across the frontier, because I don't have a valid passport.No te voy a acompañar en el viaje tras la frontera, porque no tengo un pasaporte válido.
2. (historical)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la frontera del oeste
(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).
My great-great-grandparents traveled to the frontier in a covered wagon in 1880.Mis tatarabuelos viajaron a la frontera del oeste en un carromato en 1880.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(knowledge limit)
a. la frontera
(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).
Laurie became an astronaut so she could have a career at the frontiers of human knowledge.Laurie se hizo astronauta para tener una carrera en las fronteras del conocimiento humano.
b. el límite
(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).
Dave is doing research on the frontiers of physics.Dave está haciendo investigaciones sobre los límites de la física.
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border(
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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. (geographical frontier)
a. la frontera
(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 Pyrenees form the natural border between Spain and France.Los Pirineos forman la frontera natural entre España y Francia.
2. (outer boundary)
a. el límite
(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).
They had extended the borders of their empire.Habían extendido los límites de su imperio.
3. (decorative strip)
a. el ribete
(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).
Her sari had a red border.Su sari tenía un ribete rojo.
b. la cenefa
(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'm going to put up an animal wallpaper border in the baby's room.Voy a poner una cenefa de papel de animales en la habitación del bebé.
4. (gardening)
a. el arriate
(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).
I planted flowers in the borders to provide color.Planté flores en los arriates para dar color al jardín.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to adjoin)
a. limitar con (country or region)
Spain borders France in the north.España limita con Francia por el norte.
b. lindar con (land)
I want to put up a fence where my garden borders my neighbor's.Quiero poner una valla donde mi jardín linda con el del vecino.
6. (sewing)
a. ribetear
The jacket was bordered with gold braid.La chaqueta estaba ribeteada con galones dorados.
7. (to be on the edge of)
a. bordear
The lake is bordered with sandy white beaches.El lago está bordeado de playas de arena blanca.
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