el interior
-the interior
See the entry for interior.


This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 7).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of or in the inside)
a. interior
Las paredes interiores están decoradas con mosaicos.The interior walls are decorated with mosaics.
b. inside
Siempre pongo la billetera en los bolsillos interiores del saco.I always keep my wallet in the inside pockets of my coat.
c. inner
La belleza interior importa más que la exterior.Inner beauty matters more than outer beauty.
2. (geography)
a. inland
La pesca en el mar interior está prohibida.Fishing in the inland sea is forbidden.
3. (national)
a. domestic
El gobierno logró estimular el consumo interior.The government managed to stimulate the domestic consumption.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (inner part)
a. interior
El interior de la casa está pintado en dos colores.The interior of the house is painted in two colors.
b. inside
El interior del castillo es de estilo gótico.The inside of the castle is of Gothic style.
5. (geography)
a. interior
Hay más gente viviendo en la costa que en el interior.There are more people living on the coast than in the interior.
b. inland
Yo nací en una ciudad de la frontera, pero mi esposa es del interior.I was born in a city on the border, but my wife is from inland.
6. (soul)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El amor proviene del interior.Love comes from within.
Se notaba que en el interior tenía mucha pena por su hija.You could see that deep down she was very sad about her daughter.
b. inside
Se veía feliz, pero en el interior estaba sufriendo.She looked happy, but on the inside she was suffering.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g., sex, once upon a time).
a. Ministry of the Interior
Fuentes de Interior confirmaron que no hubo víctimas en el atentado.Sources from the Ministry of the Interior confirmed there were no casualties in the attack.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
8. (sports)
a. midfielder
El interior derecho metió el gol de la victoria.The right midfielder scored the winner.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (cinema)
a. interior shots
Está lloviendo, así que hoy vamos a filmar los interiores.It's raining, so today we're going to take the interior shots.
10. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. underwear
Normalmente uso interiores blancos.I usually wear white underwear.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (de dentro)
a. inside, inner
2. (patio, jardín)
a. interior, inside
3. (habitación, vida)
a. inner
ropa interiorunderwear
4. (politics)
a. domestic
5. (geography)
a. inland
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (parte de dentro)
a. interior
el interior del edificiothe inside of the building
en el interior deinside
7. (geography)
a. interior, inland area
8. (de una persona)
a. inner self, heart
en mi interiordeep down
9. (calzoncillos)
a. underpants
10. (sports)
a. central midfielder
interior derecho/izquierdoinside right/left
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1 [+espacio] interior; [+patio] inner; interior; [+escalera] internal; interior; [+bolsillo] inside; [+paz, fuerza] inner
la parte interior de la casa the inside o interior of the house; en la parte interior inside; on the inside; habitación/piso interior room/flat without a view onto the street; pista interior (Dep) inside lane; un joven con mucha vida interior a reflective young man
2 (nacional) [+comercio, política, mercado] domestic
3 (Geografía) inland
1 (parte interna) inside; interior
el interior quedó destrozado por el fuego the inside o interior was destroyed by the fire; el interior de la cueva the inside o interior of the cave; se dirigieron al interior del edificio they went inside the building; el cuerpo fue hallado en el interior de un vehículo the body was found inside a vehicle; busque su regalo en el interior del paquete look for your free gift inside the packet; plantas de interior house plants; diseño de interiores interior design; decoración de interiores interior decoration
2 (alma) soul
esto refleja un interior atormentado that reflects a soul in torment; en mi interior seguía amándola in my heart I loved her still; dije para mi interior I said to myself
3 (Geografía) interior
una tribu del interior del Brasil a tribe from the Brazilian interior; no soy de la costa, soy del interior I'm not from the coast, I'm from inland; mañana lloverá en las zonas del interior tomorrow there will be rain in inland areas
(Ministerio del) Interior (Política) Home Office; Justice Department; (EEUU)
5 (Dep) inside-forward
interior derecho inside-right
interior izquierdo inside-left
6 interiores (Cine) interiors
el estudio donde ruedan los interiores the studio where they shoot the interiors
7 interiores (Col) (Ven) (calzoncillos) (under)pants; shorts; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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