occidental
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Usage note
This word is often capitalized.
occidental(
ak
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sih
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dehn
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tuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in or from the Occident)
a. occidental
Occidental fashions were outlawed across the country.La moda occidental se prohibió en todo el país.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (native or inhabitant of the Occident)
a. el occidental
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la occidental
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Occidental was unsure if he should bow or remain standing.El occidental no sabía si inclinarse o quedarse parado.
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occidental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. occidental
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occidental [ˌɒksɪˈdentl]
adjective
occidental
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occidental
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occidental(
ohk
-
see
-
dehn
-
tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in or from the west)
a. western
Muchos de mis amigos viven en la parte occidental del país.Many of my friends live in the western part of the country.
b. west
Las ventanas occidentales están cerradas.The west windows are closed.
c. westerly
Una brisa occidental llenó las velas.A westerly breeze filled the sails.
2. (in or from the Occident)
a. occidental
"La comida occidental no me gusta," dijo mi abuelo."I don't like occidental food," said my grandfather.
b. Western
Estamos estudiando la literatura occidental.We are studying Western literature.
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).
3. (native or inhabitant of the Occident)
a. westerner
Es raro que empresas de China o Japón contraten a occidentales.It's uncommon for companies from China or Japan to hire westerners.
b. occidental
Yoko se casó con un occidental.Yoko married an occidental.
c. Occidental
Los occidentales comerciaron en Japón.The Occidentals traded in Japan.
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occidental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. western
la España occidentalwestern Spain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. westerner
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occidental
adjective
western
westerner
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "occidental"
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María La Gorda se encuentra en el extremo occidental de Puerto Rico
Maria La Gorda is at the western end of Puerto Rico
hemisferio occidental
western hemisphere
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