Quick answer
"West" is a noun which is often translated as "el oeste", and "north" is a noun which is often translated as "el norte". Learn more about the difference between "west" and "north" 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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north(
nawrth
)
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 norte
(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).
"N" is the symbol for north."N" es el símbolo de norte.
2. (direction)
a. el norte
(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).
You can see if you're walking to the north by using the sun and a watch.Puedes ver si estás caminado hacia el norte usando el sol y un reloj.
3. (region)
a. el norte
(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).
My parents live in the north, near Caracas.Mis papás viven en el norte, cerca de Caracas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the north)
a. del norte
A north wind was blowing.Soplaba un viento del norte.
b. norte
The Basilica of Guadalupe is on the north side of Mexico City.La Basílica de Guadalupe está en el lado norte de la Ciudad de México.
c. septentrional
There are many coyotes in the north part of the country.Hay muchos coyotes en la parte septentrional del país.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the north)
a. hacia el norte
Gray whales head north in April.Las ballenas grises viajan hacia el norte en abril.
b. al norte
The Aurora Borealis can be seen from Calgary by looking north on a dark night.La aurora boreal se puede ver desde Calgary al mirar al norte en una noche oscura.
North
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Norte
(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 North must protect its commercial interests in the South.El Norte tiene que proteger sus intereses comerciales en el Sur.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el norte 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 more hockey teams in the North than in the South.Hay más equipos de hockey en el norte de los Estados Unidos que en el sur.
8. (region of England)
a. el norte de Inglaterra
(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).
My cousins from the North say that my accent is odd.Mis primos del norte de Inglaterra dicen que mi acento es curioso.
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