oriental
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Usage note
This word is often capitalized.
oriental(
awr
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i
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ehn
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tuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in or from the Far East)
a. oriental
She studied acupuncture and Oriental medicine in med school.Estudiaba acupuntura y medicina oriental en la facultad de medicina.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(native or inhabitant of the Far East)
a. el oriental
(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 oriental
(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).
My grandma told me she bought chopsticks and Chinese finger traps from the Orientals at the bazaar.Mi abuela me dijo que compró palillos y trampas de dedos chinas de los orientales en el bazar.
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oriental
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (old-fashioned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(person)
an Orientalun/una oriental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. oriental
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oriental [ˌɔːrɪˈentəl]
adjective
oriental; de Oriente
noun
Oriental oriental (m)
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oriental
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oriental(
oh
-
ryehn
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tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in or from the east)
a. eastern
Mis abuelos vivieron en la parte oriental de Alemania.My grandparents lived in the eastern part of Germany.
b. east
Repararon la avenida oriental porque tenía baches.They repaired the east highway because it was full of potholes.
c. easterly
Un viento oriental sopló desde la mañana.An easterly wind had been blowing since morning.
2. (in or from the Far East)
a. oriental
A mí me encanta toda la comida oriental, pero prefiero la cocina china.I love all oriental food, but Chinese cuisine is my favorite.
b. Oriental
Debes probar la medicina oriental.You should try Oriental medicine.
3. (of Uruguayan origin)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. Uruguayan
Mi amiga colombiana me dijo que los hombres orientales son muy guapos.My Colombian friend told me that Uruguayan men are very handsome.
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).
4. (native or inhabitant of the Far East)
a. oriental
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Mi abuela los llama orientales a mis amigos tailandeses.My grandmother calls my Thai friends orientals.
b. Oriental
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Mamá, Hyun Yong no es un "oriental". Es coreano.Mom, Hyun Yong isn't an "Oriental." He's Korean.
5. (nationality)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. Uruguayan
A los orientales les toma varias horas de viaje en avión ir a Venezuela.It takes Uruguayans several hours to fly to Venezuela.
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oriental
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (del este)
a. eastern
2. (del lejano oriente)
a. oriental
3. (uruguayo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Uruguayan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (del lejano oriente)
a. oriental
5. (uruguayo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Uruguayan
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oriental
adjective
1 [+persona] oriental; [+región, zona] eastern
2 (S. Cone) (uruguayo) Uruguayan
la Banda Oriental Uruguay
3 (Cuba) of/from Oriente province
1 (persona de Oriente) oriental
2 (S. Cone) (uruguayo) Uruguayan
3 (Cuba) native/inhabitant of Oriente province
los orientales the people of Oriente province
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