norte
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This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (compass point)
a. north
La "N" en la brújula significa "norte".The "N" on the compass means "north."
2. (direction)
a. north
Si seguimos caminando hacia el norte, al final encontraremos un río.If we continue walking to the north, we will eventually reach a river.
3. (region)
a. north
Vivo en el sur de la isla porque los alquileres son más baratos que en el norte.I live on the south of the island because the rent is cheaper than in the north.
4. (intention)
a. goal
Tengo un norte muy claro: quiero ser el mejor baterista del país.I have a clear goal: becoming the best drummer in the country.
b. objective
Nuestro norte es llegar a la final y ganar el campeonato.Our objective is to reach the final and win the championship.
c. aim
Sarah se fijó un norte modesto que sabe que puede alcanzar.Sarah set herself a modest aim which she knows she can accomplish.
5. (wind)
a. north wind
El norte ya está soplando, así que vamos a tener nieve pronto.The north wind is blowing, so we will have snow soon.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (in or from the north)
a. northern
Después de vivir 20 años en Londres, Frances perdió completamente su acento del norte.After living in London for 20 years, Frances has completely lost her northern accent.
b. north
En caso de incendio, sal del edificio por la entrada norte.In case of fire, exit the building through the north entrance.
c. northerly
El viento norte trajo más nieve de Canadá.The northerly wind brought more snow from Canada.
Norte
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
7. (region of the world)
a. North
"El Norte sigue pensando que los países del Sur están atrasados," dijo el politico."The North continues to believe that countries in the South are backward," said the politician.
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norte
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (posición, parte)
a. north, northern
2. (dirección)
a. northerly
viento nortenorth wind
en la mitad norte del paísin the northern half of the country
partieron con rumbo nortethey set off northwards
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (geography)
a. north
viento del nortenorth wind
ir hacia el norteto go north(wards)
el norte de Españanorthern Spain, the north of Spain
está al norte de Madridit's (to the) north of Madrid
4. (objetivo)
a. goal, objective
perder el norteto lose one's bearings o way
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norte
adjective
[+región] northern; [+dirección] northerly; [+viento] north
el hemisferio norte the northern hemisphere; la zona norte de la ciudad the northern part of the city; the north of the city; en la costa norte on the north coast
1 (punto cardinal) north
norte magnético magnetic north
2 [de región, país] north
el norte del país the north of the country; al norte de Huelva to the north of Huelva; eso cae más hacia el norte that lies further (to the) north; viajábamos hacia el norte we were travelling north; en la parte del norte in the northern part; vientos del norte northerly winds
3 (viento) north wind
4 (meta) aim; objective
aún no ha encontrado su norte en la vida she still hasn't found her aim in life; pregunta sin norte aimless question; perder el norte to lose one's way; go astray
5 (Caribe) (Estados Unidos) United States
6 (Caribe) (llovizna) drizzle
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