Quick answer
"Limit" is a noun which is often translated as "el límite", and "border" is a noun which is often translated as "la frontera". Learn more about the difference between "limit" and "border" below.
limit(
lih
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miht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ultimate point)
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).
Triathletes push their bodies to the limit.Los triatletas llevan sus cuerpos al límite.
b. el colmo
(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 kids pushed me to the limit of my patience.Los niños llevaron mi paciencia al colmo.
2. (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).
The police caught the suspects when they were leaving the city limits.La policía atrapó a los sospechosos cuando traspasaban los límites de la ciudad.
3. (restriction)
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).
I have a $400 credit limit.Tengo un límite de crédito de $400.
4. (mathematics)
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).
The teacher asked us to find the limit of the function.El maestro nos pidió encontrar el límite de la función.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to delimit)
a. limitar
I have to limit my sugar intake.Tengo que limitar mi consumo de azúcar.
b. restringir
That cell phone carrier limits your data use after you have used more than 3 GB.Esa compañía de teléfono celular restringe el uso de datos cuando se haya usado más de 3 GB.
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border(
bawr
-
duhr
)
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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