poniente

poniente(
poh
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nyehn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (direction)
a. west
La veleta señala que el viento sopla de poniente.The weather vane shows that the wind is blowing from the west.
2. (region)
a. west
Las montañas se encuentran en el norte y el poniente de la provincia.The mountains are located in the north and west of the province.
3. (weather)
a. west wind
Comenzó a soplar el poniente y el barco zarpó.The west wind started to blow and the ship set sail.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (going below the horizon)
a. setting
Divisé la silueta de un avión sobre el sol poniente.I spotted the silhouette of an airplane against the setting sun.
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poniente
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (occidente)
a. West
2. (viento)
a. west wind
poniente
adjective
west; western
1 (oeste) west
2 (viento) west wind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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