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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (geography)
a. shore (of a lake or ocean)
Los niños jugaron por la orilla del lago Michigan.The children played along the shore of Lake Michigan.
Dos adolescentes estaban caminando por la orilla de la isla cuando se encontraron con un delfín encallado y llamaron por ayuda.Two teenagers were walking along the shore of the island when they ran into a beached dolphin and called for help.
b. bank (of a river)
Tom y Huck fueron a pescar por las orillas del Misisipí.Tom and Huck went fishing along the banks of the Mississippi.
2. (border)
a. edge
Sostén la foto por las orillas para que no la manches.Hold the photograph by the edges so you don't smudge it.
b. hem (of a garment)
Su vestido azul lleva una orilla rosa.Her blue dress has a pink hem.
3. (pedestrian road)
a. sidewalk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay una hilera de árboles por la orilla.There is a line of trees along the sidewalk.
b. pavement (United Kingdom)
Miraba en los escaparates mientras caminaba por la orilla.She looked in the shop windows while walking down the pavement.
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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. (ribera; de río)
a. bank
2. (de mar)
a. shore
a orillas deon the banks of
a orillas del marby the sea
3. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
fue aclamado en las dos orillas del Atlánticohe was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic
4. (borde)
a. edge
5. (acera)
a. pavement
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1 (borde) [de río] bank; [de lago] shore; edge; [de mesa] edge; [de taza] rim; lip
la orilla del mar the seashore; a orillas de on the banks of; vive orilla de mi casa he lives next door to me
2 (Cos) (orillo) selvage; (dobladillo) hem
3 (Latinoamérica) (acera) pavement; sidewalk; (EEUU)
de orilla (Caribe) (sin importancia) trivial; of no account; (sin valor) worthless
5 orillas (Latinoamérica) (arrabales) outlying districts; poor quarter
; (s)
(México) shanty town
; (s)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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