Translation of island in Spanish:

island

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪlənd/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Geography/Geografía] isla (feminine) an island of sanity in the midst of the urban chaos un remanso en medio del caos urbano (before noun/delante del nombre) island communities tend to be conservative las comunidades insulares tienden a ser conservadoras he was welcomed by the island community los isleños le dieron la bienvenida
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    • The water which surrounds the island is a rich fishing ground for tuna and mackerel.
    • The world's smallest lizard has been discovered on a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
    • The tiny uninhabited island is in the Sea of Japan halfway between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
  • 2 (in road) isla (feminine)
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    • There is ample land available at the eastern end to cater for a proper island and traffic calming zone.
    • They have put traffic calming islands in the road, but lorries just swerve round them like juggernauts.
    • I'm not talking about speed cameras, but traffic lights, pedestrian islands etc.

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