la playa
-the beach
See the entry for playa.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (area next to the ocean)
a. beach
Ayer fuimos a dar un paseo por la playa al amanecer.We went for a walk on the beach at sunrise yesterday.
2. (coast)
a. seaside
Este año preferimos ir a la playa en vez de las montañas.We'd rather go to the seaside instead of the mountains this year.
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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. (en el mar)
a. beach
ir a la playa de vacacionesto go on holiday to the seaside
1 (orilla del mar) beach
una playa de arenas doradas a beach with golden sands; pasar el día en la playa to spend the day at o on the beach; pescar desde la playa to fish from the beach o shore
Playa Girón (Caribe) Bay of Pigs
2 (costa) seaside
ir a veranear a la playa to spend the summer at the seaside; go to the seaside for one's summer holidays
3 (Latinoamérica) (llano) flat open space
playa de carga y descarga (Ferro) goods yard
playa de estacionamiento car park; parking lot; (EEUU)
En la Playa de Estacionamiento de Centro Camino real
playa de juegos playground
una playa de algo (Caribe) loads of sth (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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