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"Waterfront" is a noun which is often translated as "el puerto", and "seaside" is a noun which is often translated as "la costa". Learn more about the difference between "waterfront" and "seaside" below.
waterfront
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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seaside
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (land near water)
a. la costa
(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).
We went to the seaside to escape the heat wave.Fuimos a la costa para escaparnos de la onda de calor.
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).
The children are exhausted after spending the day playing at the seaside.Los niños están agotados después de pasar el día jugando en la playa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (near the sea)
a. costero
I want to live in a seaside town so I can go to the beach every day.Quiero vivir en un pueblo costero para poder ir a la playa todos los días.
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