south

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
south(
sauth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (compass point)
a. el sur
(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).
(M)
"S" is the symbol for south."S" es el símbolo de sur.
2. (direction)
a. el sur
(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).
(M)
I think the compass is broken because it always points to the south.Creo que la brújula está rota porque siempre señala hacia el sur.
3. (region)
a. el sur
(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).
(M)
People in the south of Europe are very charming.La gente del sur de Europa es muy encantadora.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (in or from the south)
a. del sur
A south wind was blowing.Soplaba viento del sur.
b. sur
Brixton is in the south side of London.Brixton está en la parte sur de Londres.
c. meridional
We must repair the south wall of the castle.Hay que reparar el muro meridional del castillo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
5. (towards the south)
a. hacia el sur
Turn south at the next street.Gira hacia el sur en la siguiente calle.
b. al sur
This house faces south and is always warm.Esta casa mira al sur y está siempre caliente.
South
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. el Sur
(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).
(M)
The South and the North have common interests.El Sur y el Norte tienen intereses comunes.
7. (region of the United States)
a. el sur de los Estados Unidos
(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).
(M)
Pecan pie is a very popular dessert in the South.El pay de nuez es un postre muy popular en el sur de los Estados Unidos.
8. (region of England)
a. el sur de Inglaterra
(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).
(M)
When I moved to the South, it took me some time to get used to the high rental costs.Cuando me mudé al sur de Inglaterra, me costó acostumbrarme a las altas rentas.
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south
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el sur
(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).
(M)
to the south (of)al sur (de)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (direction, side)
a. (del) sur
south windviento del sur
South AfricaSudáfrica
South Africansudafricano(a) m,f
South AmericaSudamérica, América del Sur
South Americansudamericano(a) m,f
South CarolinaCarolina del Sur
the South China Seael mar de China (meridional)
South DakotaDakota del Sur
South KoreaCorea del Sur
South Koreansurcoreano(a) m,f
the South Poleel Polo Sur
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3. (general)
a. hacia el sur, en dirección sur
to face southestar orientado(a) al sur
south [saʊθ]
noun
(direction) sur (m); (region) sur (m); mediodía (m)
the South of France el sur de Francia; el mediodía francés; la Francia meridional; in the south of England al sur or en el sur de Inglaterra; to live in the south vivir en el sur; to the south of al sur de; the wind is from the or in the south el viento sopla or viene del sur; in the south of the country al sur or en el sur del país
adjective
del sur; sureño; meridional
adverb
(southward) hacia el sur; (in the south) al sur; en el sur
to travel south viajar hacia el sur; this house faces south esta casa mira al sur or tiene vista hacia el sur; my window faces south mi ventana da al sur; south of the border al sur de la frontera; it's south of London está al sur de Londres; to sail due south (Náut) ir proa al sur; navegar rumbo al sur
modifier
South Africa (n) Suráfrica (f); Sudáfrica (f)
South America (n) América (f) del Sur; Sudamérica (f)
South Atlantic (n) Atlántico (m) Sur
South Australia (n) Australia (f) del Sur
South Carolina (n) Carolina (f) del Sur
South Dakota (n) Dakota (f) del Sur
South Georgia (n) Georgia (f) del Sur
South Korea (n) Corea (f) del Sur
South Pacific (n) Pacífico (m) Sur
the South Pole (n) el Polo sur
the South Sea Islands (n) las islas de los mares del Sur
the South Seas (n) los mares del Sur; el mar austral
South Vietnam (n) Vietnam (m) del Sur
South Wales (n) Gales (m) del Sur
South West Africa (n) África (f) del Suroeste
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