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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (direction)
a. west
Colón zarpó hacia el occidente por el Atlántico.Columbus sailed towards the west across the Atlantic.
2. (region)
a. west
Los pueblos del occidente eran saqueados por los bárbaros con frecuencia.The towns in the west were often raided by barbarians.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (region of the world)
a. West
El yoga adquirió popularidad en Occidente gracias a Paramhansa Yogananda.Yoga became popular in the West thanks to Paramhansa Yogananda.
b. Occident
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Los viajeros coreanos disfrutaron el viaje al Occidente.The Korean travelers enjoyed their trip to the Occident.
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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. (general)
a. west
Occidentethe West
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