An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in or from the north)
a. northern
Las zonas norteñas del país tienen un clima frío y seco.The northern areas of the country have a cold, dry climate.
b. north
El lado norte de la casa siempre está fría.The north side of the house is always cold.
c. northerly
Cuando sopla el viento norteño, al día siguiente habrá mucho sol.When the northerly wind blows, the next day will be very sunny.
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
2. (native or inhabitant of the north)
a. northener
Los norteños suelen ser altos y rubios, así que yo no soy típica en ese aspecto.Northeners tend to be tall and blond, so I'm atypical in that way.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. northern
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. northerner
norteñoa norteña
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