east
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This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
east(
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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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east
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
to the east (of)al este (de)
the Eastel Oriente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (side)
a. oriental, este
East AfricaÁfrica Oriental
the East Endel barrio este de Londres
3. (formerly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
East GermanyAlemania Oriental or del Este
4. (old-fashioned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the East Indiesel archipiélago indonesio, las Indias orientales
the East Sideel barrio este de Manhattan
east windviento de levante
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (travel, move)
a. en dirección este, hacia el este
it's (3 miles) east of hereestá (a 3 millas) al este de aquí
to face eastmirar hacia el este
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east [iːst]
noun
este (m); oriente (m)
the East (Orient) el Oriente; (Pol) el Este; in the east of the country al este or en el este del país; the wind is in the or from the east el viento viene del este; to the east of al este de
adjective
[+side] este; del este; oriental
an east wind un viento del este; the east coast la costa este; la costa oriental
adverb
(eastward) hacia el este; (in the east) al este; en el este
we were travelling east viajábamos hacia el este; east of the border al este de la frontera; it's east of London está al este de Londres
to go east
modifier
East Africa (n) África (f) Oriental
East Berlin (n) Berlín (m) Este
the East End (n) [of London] zona del Este de Londres
East Germany (n) Alemania (f) Oriental
the East Indies (n) las Indias Orientales
the East Side (n) [of New York] zona del Este de Nueva York
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Phrases with "east"
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east coast
la costa este
to the east
al este
in the east
en el este
east wind
el viento del este
east side
lado este
east of
al este de
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