Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article when referring to the noun.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to the Mediterranean)
a. Mediterranean
Las únicas islas mediterráneas que visité son Mallorca y Sicilia.The only Mediterranean islands I've visited are Majorca and Sicily.
2. (without access to the sea)
a. landlocked
Bolivia es un país mediterráneo que se disputa la salida al mar con Chile.Bolivia is a landlocked country that fights over access to the sea with Chile.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (body of water)
a. Mediterranean
El barco abandonó el Mediterráneo y continuó su travesía por el Atlántico.The ship left the Mediterranean and continued its journey through the Atlantic.
b. Mediterranean Sea
El estrecho de Gibraltar controla la entrada y salida al Mediterráneo.The Strait of Gibraltar controls the entrance and exit to the Mediterranean Sea.
4. (region)
a. Mediterranean
El aceite de oliva se usa en muchas partes del Mediterráneo.Olive oil is used in many parts of the Mediterranean.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. Mediterranean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el (mar) Mediterráneo, -athe Mediterranean (Sea)
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1 (Geografía) Mediterranean
2 (sin salida al mar) land-locked
el Mediterráneo the Mediterranean
descubrir el Mediterráneo to reinvent the wheel
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