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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (compass point)
a. west
La "O" en la brújula significa "oeste".The "W" on the compass means "west."
2. (direction)
a. west
Según el mapa, las montañas quedan al oeste.According to the map, the mountains lie to the west.
3. (region)
a. west
En el oeste del parque hay ardillas negras.In the west of the park, there are black squirrels.
4. (wind)
a. west wind
El oeste cesó, dejando tras él una calma.The west wind died down, leaving a calm in its wake.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (in or from the west)
a. western
El borde del bosque marca la frontera oeste de la ciudad.The edge of the forest marks the western border of the city.
b. west
Vamos al lado oeste del lago a pescar.We're going to the west side of the lake to fish.
c. westerly
Un viento oeste llegó a refrescarnos.A westerly wind blew in to cool us off.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. West
Mi abuelo ruso inmigró al Oeste hace un siglo.My Russian grandfather immigrated to the West a century ago.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (posición, parte)
a. west, western
2. (dirección, viento)
a. westerly
viento oestewest wind
tiempo nuboso en la mitad oeste de la regiónovercast in the western half of the region
partieron con rumbo oestethey set off westward(s)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. west
viento del oestewest wind
ir hacia el oesteto go west(wards)
está al oeste de Madridit's (to the) west of Madrid
el lejano oestethe Wild West
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[+región] western; [+dirección] westerly; [+viento] west; westerly
la zona oeste de la ciudad the western part of the city; the west of the city; en la costa oeste on the west coast
1 (punto cardinal) west
2 [de región, país] west
el oeste del país the west of the country; al oeste de Girona to the west of Girona; eso cae más hacia el oeste that lies further (to the) west; viajábamos hacia el oeste we were travelling west; en la parte del oeste in the western part; vientos del oeste westerly winds; una película del Oeste a Western
3 (viento) west wind
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Phrases with "oeste"
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al oeste
to the west
del oeste
del oeste de los Estados Unidos
oeste de los Estados Unidos
west of the United States
hacia el oeste
towards the west
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