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"Waterfront" is a noun which is often translated as "el puerto", and "seashore" is a noun which is often translated as "la orilla del mar". Learn more about the difference between "waterfront" and "seashore" below.
waterfront(
wa
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tuhr
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fruhnt
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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. (area near the water)
a. el puerto
(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).
When the wind is right, you can smell the waterfront from here.Cuando el viento viene de esa dirección, puedes oler el puerto desde aquí.
b. la zona de los muelles
(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 waterfront has become fashionable and is now full of cafés, shops, and clubs.La zona de los muelles se puso de moda y ahora está llena de cafés, tiendas y discotecas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (on the water)
a. a orillas del mar (ocean)
We're going to a waterfront restaurant that has the best fresh shellfish.Vamos a ir a un restaurante a orillas del mar que tiene los mejores mariscos frescos.
b. a orillas del río (river)
This waterfront property affords an incredible view of the river.Esta propiedad a orillas del río ofrece una vista espectacular del mismo.
c. a orillas del lago (lake)
Ernest recently bought a waterfront cottage on Maine's northernmost lake.Ernest compró hace poco una casita a orillas del lago que está más al norte de Maine.
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seashore(
si
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shawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la orilla del 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).
I have a house near the seashore, so I'm naturally worried about the approaching hurricane.Tengo una casa cerca de la orilla del mar, así que naturalmente estoy preocupado por el huracán que se aproxima.
The girls walked along the seashore, collecting shells as they went.Las niñas caminaron por la orilla del mar, recogiendo conchas a su paso.
b. la playa
(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).
George and Martha are saving money to build a house at the seashore.George y Martha están ahorrando dinero para construir una casa en la playa.
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