Quick answer
"Ocean" is a noun which is often translated as "el océano", and "sea" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la mar". Learn more about the difference between "ocean" and "sea" below.
ocean(
o
-
shuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (body of water)
a. el océano
(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 deepest point in the ocean is the Mariana Trench.El punto más profundo del océano es la fosa de las Marianas.
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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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