This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
1. (region of the world)
Estas costumbres viene del Oriente.These customs come from the East.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Asia y sus regiones inmediatas se conocen como el Oriente.Asia and its closest regions are known as the Orient.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (pearl iridescence)
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
el Orientethe East, the Orient
Oriente Medio/PróximoMiddle/Near East
Lejano o Extremo OrienteFar East
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