west
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This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
west(
wehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compass point)
a. el oeste
(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).
"W" is the symbol for west."W" es el símbolo de oeste.
2. (direction)
a. el oeste
(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).
The sun sets in the west.El sol se pone por el oeste.
b. el poniente
(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).
According to the map, west is behind us.Según el mapa, el poniente está detrás de nosotros.
c. el occidente
(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).
Which way is west?¿Dónde queda el occidente?
3. (region)
a. el oeste
(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).
Guadalajara is the largest city in the west of Mexico.Guadalajara es la ciudad más grande en el oeste de México.
b. el occidente
(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).
There are many beautiful beaches in the west.Hay varias playas muy bonitas en el occidente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in or from the west)
a. del oeste
The west gate was left open.El portón del oeste se quedó abierto.
b. oeste
The west side of Los Angeles has very expensive houses.El lado oeste de Los Ángeles tiene casas muy caras.
c. occidental
Don't go to the west side of the lake; there are alligators.No vayan al lado occidental del lago; hay caimanes.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (towards the west)
a. hacia el oeste
Go west until you reach the ocean.Ve hacia el oeste hasta llegar al mar.
b. al oeste
Follow the trail west until you see the lake.Sigan el sendero al oeste hasta que vean el lago.
West
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (region of the world)
a. Oeste
The West has imposed an arms blockade against the East.El Oeste ha impuesto un embargo de armas al Este.
b. Occidente
It was difficult for Russians to travel to the West during the Cold War.Era difícil para los rusos viajar al Occidente durante la Guerra Fría.
7. (region of the United States)
a. oeste de los Estados Unidos
Son, today I'm going to tell you how the West was won.Hijo, hoy voy a contarte cómo se conquistó el oeste de los Estados Unidos.
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west
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el oeste
(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).
to the west (of)al oeste (de)
the West of Spainel oeste de España
the WestOccidente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (side, coast)
a. oeste, occidental
West AfricaÁfrica Occidental
West Africanafricano(a) occidental
the West BankCisjordania
the West Countryel suroeste de Inglaterra
the West Endzona de Londres famosa por sus comercios y teatros
3. (formerly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
West GermanyAlemania Occidental
West Indianantillano(a) m,f
the West Indieslas Antillas
the West Sideel barrio oeste de Manhattan
West VirginiaVirginia Occidental
west windviento de poniente or del oeste
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a. hacia el oeste, en dirección oeste
to face westdar or mirar al oeste
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to go westromperse, estropearse
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west [west]
noun
oeste (m); occidente (m)
the West (Pol) el Oeste; (el) Occidente; tales of the American West cuentos (m) del Oeste americano; in the west of the country al oeste or en el oeste del país; the wind is from the or in the west el viento sopla or viene del oeste; to the west of al oeste de
adjective
[+part, coast] oeste; del oeste; occidental; [+wind] del oeste;
adverb
(westward) hacia el oeste; (in the west) al oeste; en el oeste
we were travelling west viajábamos hacia el oeste; west of the border al oeste de la frontera; it's west of London está al oeste or en el oeste de Londres
to go west [+object, machine] cascarse (informal); estropearse; [+plan] irse al garete; [+person] estirar la pata (informal)
modifier
West Africa (n) África (f) Occidental
the West Bank (n) Cisjordania (f)
West Berlin (n) (Hist) Berlín (m) Oeste
the West Country (n) (Britain) el West Country el sudoeste de Inglaterra, esp. los condados de Cornualles, Devon y Somerset; (el sudoeste de Inglaterra, esp. los condados de Cornualles, Devon y Somerset)
the West End (n) (of London) el West End (de Londres) zona del centro de Londres donde hay muchas tiendas y locales de ocio; (zona del centro de Londres donde hay muchas tiendas y locales de ocio)
West Germany (n) (formerly) Alemania (f) Occidental
West Indies (n) Antillas (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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