sur

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
sur(
soor
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (compass point)
a. south
La "S" en la brújula significa "sur".The "S" on the compass means "south."
2. (direction)
a. south
Esa montaña que se ve en la distancia queda hacia el sur.That mountain that you see in the distance lies to the south.
3. (region)
a. south
En el sur del parque nacional se pueden encontrar ciervos, pumas y muchas especies de pájaros.In the south of the national park you can find deer, cougars, and many species of birds.
4. (wind)
a. south wind
El sur soplaba con fuerza.The south wind was blowing hard.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (in or from the south)
a. southern
Argentina se encuentra en el hemisferio sur.Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere.
b. south
Mi mejor amiga se crió en la zona sur de Chicago.My best friend grew up on Chicago's south side.
c. southerly
Los vientos Santa Ana, los vientos sur que vienen de California, son muy secos.The Santa Ana winds, the southerly winds that come from California, are very dry.
Sur
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. South
Quiero vivir en el Sur después de jubilarme porque ya no aguanto el frío.I want to live in the South after I retire because I can't stand the cold anymore.
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sur
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (posición, parte)
a. south, southern
2. (dirección, viento)
a. southerly
tiempo soleado en la mitad sur del paísit will be sunny in the southern half of the country
partieron con rumbo surthey headed south
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (general)
a. south
viento del sursouth wind
ir hacia el surto go south(wards)
está al sur de Madridit's (to the) south of Madrid
sur
adjective
[+región] southern; [+dirección] southerly; [+viento] south; southerly
la zona sur de la ciudad the southern part of the city; the south of the city; en la costa sur on the south coast
1 (punto cardinal) south
2 [de región, país] south
el sur del país the south of the country; al sur de Jaén (to the) south of Jaén; eso cae más hacia el sur that lies further (to the) south; viajábamos hacia el sur we were travelling south; en la parte del sur in the southern part; las ciudades del sur the southern cities; the cities of the south; vientos del sur south o southerly winds
3 (viento) south o southerly wind
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