Quick answer
"West" is a noun which is often translated as "el oeste", and "east" is an adjective which is often translated as "del este". Learn more about the difference between "west" and "east" below.
west(
wehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compass point)
a. el oeste
(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).
"W" is the symbol for west."W" es el símbolo de oeste.
2. (direction)
a. el oeste
(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 sun sets in the west.El sol se pone por el oeste.
b. el poniente
(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).
According to the map, west is behind us.Según el mapa, el poniente está detrás de nosotros.
c. el occidente
(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).
Which way is west?¿Dónde queda el occidente?
3. (region)
a. el oeste
(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).
Guadalajara is the largest city in the west of Mexico.Guadalajara es la ciudad más grande en el oeste de México.
b. el occidente
(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).
There are many beautiful beaches in the west.Hay varias playas muy bonitas en el occidente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the west)
a. del oeste
The west gate was left open.El portón del oeste se quedó abierto.
b. oeste
The west side of Los Angeles has very expensive houses.El lado oeste de Los Ángeles tiene casas muy caras.
c. occidental
Don't go to the west side of the lake; there are alligators.No vayan al lado occidental del lago; hay caimanes.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the west)
a. hacia el oeste
Go west until you reach the ocean.Ve hacia el oeste hasta llegar al mar.
b. al oeste
Follow the trail west until you see the lake.Sigan el sendero al oeste hasta que vean el lago.
West
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. Oeste
The West has imposed an arms blockade against the East.El Oeste ha impuesto un embargo de armas al Este.
b. Occidente
It was difficult for Russians to travel to the West during the Cold War.Era difícil para los rusos viajar al Occidente durante la Guerra Fría.
7. (region of the United States)
a. oeste de los Estados Unidos
Son, today I'm going to tell you how the West was won.Hijo, hoy voy a contarte cómo se conquistó el oeste de los Estados Unidos.
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east(
ist
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compass point)
a. el este
(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).
"E" is the symbol for east."E" es el símbolo de este.
2. (direction)
a. el este
(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 first light of the day comes from the east.La primera luz del día viene del este.
b. el levante
(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 wind blew from the east.El viento soplaba de levante.
c. el oriente
(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 sun rises in the east.El sol se levanta por el este.
3. (region)
a. el este
(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).
Take a walk in the east; that part of the forest is quite calm.Pasea por el este; esa zona del bosque está muy tranquila.
b. el oriente
(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).
Why are there so many farms in the east?¿Por qué hay tantas granjas en el oriente?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the east)
a. del este
You can get here faster if you take the east bridge out of the city.Puedes llegar más rápido si tomas el puente del este para salir de la ciudad.
b. este
We live on the east coast.Vivimos en la costa este.
c. oriental
The Wall separated East and West Belin.El Muro separaba Berlín Oriental y Occidental.
d. de levante
There's an east wind blowing.Sopla viento de levante.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the east)
a. hacia el este
Drive east on Route 10 to Phoenix.Maneja hacia el este sobre la ruta 10 a Phoenix.
b. al este
I live in a little town east of Madrid.Vivo en un pueblito al este de Madrid.
East
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Este
(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 East reaffirmed its commitment to bettering economic conditions in the region.El Este reafirmó su compromiso de mejorar las condiciones económicas de la región.
b. el Oriente
(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).
Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road on his way to the Far East.Marco Polo viajó por la Ruta de la Seda rumbo al Extremo Oriente.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el este de los Estados Unidos
(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).
There are many good universities in the East.Hay muchas universidades buenas en el este de los Estados Unidos.
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