Quick answer
"West" is a noun which is often translated as "el oeste", and "south" is a noun which is often translated as "el sur". Learn more about the difference between "west" and "south" 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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south(
sauth
)
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 sur
(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).
"S" is the symbol for south."S" es el símbolo de sur.
2. (direction)
a. el sur
(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).
I think the compass is broken because it always points to the south.Creo que la brújula está rota porque siempre señala hacia el sur.
3. (region)
a. el sur
(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).
People in the south of Europe are very charming.La gente del sur de Europa es muy encantadora.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the south)
a. del sur
A south wind was blowing.Soplaba viento del sur.
b. sur
Brixton is in the south side of London.Brixton está en la parte sur de Londres.
c. meridional
We must repair the south wall of the castle.Hay que reparar el muro meridional del castillo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the south)
a. hacia el sur
Turn south at the next street.Gira hacia el sur en la siguiente calle.
b. al sur
This house faces south and is always warm.Esta casa mira al sur y está siempre caliente.
South
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Sur
(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 South and the North have common interests.El Sur y el Norte tienen intereses comunes.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el sur 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).
Pecan pie is a very popular dessert in the South.El pay de nuez es un postre muy popular en el sur de los Estados Unidos.
8. (region of England)
a. el sur 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).
When I moved to the South, it took me some time to get used to the high rental costs.Cuando me mudé al sur de Inglaterra, me costó acostumbrarme a las altas rentas.
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