There are 2 translations of border in Spanish:

border1

Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːrdər; ˈbɔːdə(r)/

n

  • 1 [Pol] frontera (f) to cross the border cruzar* or pasar la frontera Paraguay has borders with three countries Paraguay limita con tres países the Borders, the Border Country (in (UK) )región escocesa que limita con Inglaterra (before n) [dispute/town] fronterizo; [incident/raid] en la frontera border patrol patrulla (f) de fronteras
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    • In areas close to the border with the Northern of Ireland, smuggling became a way of life for some.
    • They are patrolling areas near the border with Saudi Arabia and training local police forces.
    • Control at the border with Romania will be tightened after reports that pigs were being smuggled to be sold in Bulgaria.
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    • Families line up at a refugee camp near Bahai on the border between Chad and Sudan.
    • We lived in a shabby hut at the foot of a steep mountain on the border of Manchuria near the Yalu River.
    • About 100,000 Baptists and other refugees occupy a small plot of land on the border of Burma and Thailand, near the Thai city of Maesot.
  • 2 2.1 (edge) borde (m) on the borders of sleep en la frontera del sueño 2.2 (edging — on fabric, plate, notepaper) cenefa (f), guarda (f) (CS) ; (— on robe, official document) orla (f) a wallpaper border una greca
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    • The borders and limits of his language are self-imposed and they demonstrate the futility of speech as being truly inarticulate to the imprisoned passion of their leading characters.
    • They experience pain, transgress borders and limits, and come into existence in situations that are stimulated by pain.
    • I've learned that there are no borders and no limits to this ocean of love I feel for them.
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    • The levels of pattern and pen-flourishing in vivid inks, glowing ornamentation, decorative letters, borders, jewelled frames and vignettes made me gasp.
    • An arrow passes close to the artist's head, which is adorned with antlers, and birds attack, having broken a decorative border of colored paper chains.
    • The border was decorated with a variety of white sea-shells.
  • 3 (in garden) arriate (m), cantero (m) (RPl)
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    • Under his direction, they built dry-stone retaining walls and a rock garden, laid out paths and mixed borders and planted flowering shrubs among the trees.
    • In the warm months, it was a garden, with hothouse-grown flowers planted along its borders.
    • Perennials can be planted among shrub borders or in containers.

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adj
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of border in Spanish:

border2

vt

  • 1.1 [country/state] limitar con; [fields/lands] lindar con the states bordering Canada los estados que limitan con Canadá the lake is bordered to the north by woods la parte norte del lago está bordeada de bosques bordering states estados (mpl) limítrofes or fronterizos
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    • We drive along Gibson Reservoir Road—a route bordered by brown-eyed Susans and the Sun River—past huge, upended slabs that look as if giants had a rock fight.
    • On the edge of the town where I live, running between the Victorian park and the youth hostel and leading to a footbridge crossing the river, is an unassuming lane bordered by hedges.
    • Below that was a path bordered by a bamboo hedge, where I learnt to ride a bicycle.
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    • Indonesia has more than 90 small islands in areas bordering neighboring countries.
    • Day one is spent totally over the mountain ridges and tops from which there are spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and lower country bordering Nelson Lakes National Park.
    • Successful conservation efforts in an area bordering another country can be reduced to naught if the neighbouring countries do not collaborate.
    1.2 (edge — with ribbon, binding) ribetear; (— with fur) orlar bordered with lace con puntilla alrededor the plates were bordered with a blue band los platos tenían una cenefa or (CS tb) una guarda azul

Phrasal verbs

border on

border upon v + prep + o
1.1 [country] limitar con 1.2 (verge on) rayar en, lindar con their demands bordered on the ridiculous sus exigencias rayaban en or lindaban con lo ridículo with a determination bordering on obsession con una determinación rayana en la obsesión

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.