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American English: /si/
British English: /siː/

Translation of sea in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (often plural) (ocean)
    mar (masculine)
    The noun mar is feminine in literary language and in some set idiomatic expressions
    at the bottom of the sea
    en el fondo del mar
    a house by the sea
    una casa a orillas del mar
    una casa junto al mar
    to go/travel by sea
    ir/viajar en barco
    the window looks out to sea
    la ventana da al mar
    out on the open sea
    en mar abierto
    on the high seas
    en alta mar
    to go to sea (as profession)
    entrar en la marina
    to put (out) to sea at seathis left him feeling completely at sea
    esto lo confundió totalmente
    at first I was all at sea
    al principio me sentí totalmente perdido or confundido
    we've been at sea for a month
    hace un mes que estamos embarcados or que zarpamos
    to dump waste at sea
    verter desechos en el mar
    to sail the seven seas [literary]
    (before noun) (route/transport)
    del mar
    the sea air/breeze
    el aire/la brisa del mar
    I don't like sea bathing (British)
    no me gusta bañarme en el mar
    sea crossing sea defenses or (British) defences sea fish
    pez (masculine) de mar
    sea fishing
    pesca (feminine) marítima or en el mar
    sea mist sea monster sea view
    vista (feminine) al mar
    Example sentences
    • Sadly, the most easily-attainable sources for iodine are iodized salt and sea products, both of which can be taboo for pregnant women.
    • For Rachel, the vastness of the sea brings comfort and reassurance - it's a constant, she says, in a constantly changing world, and its great expanse puts our problems into perspective.
    • On Tybee Island, it was estimated that 43.82 acres of land would be lost to the sea.
    1.2 (inland)
  • 2 (swell, turbulence) (usually plural) heavy or rough seas
    mar (feminine) gruesa
    mar (masculine) agitado or encrespado or picado
    Example sentences
    • At 6:30 the next morning, the seas were finally calm, and we pulled into the port of New York.
    • Two Plexiglas dioramas of a boat on storm-tossed seas depicted Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1914.
    • The artist's rising seas appear to be made of metal, stone, earth and glass, as well as water.
  • 3 (large mass, quantity) (no plural) a sea of blood
    un mar de sangre
    a sea of mud
    un barrizal
    a sea of faces
    una multitud de rostros
    miles de rostros
    a sea of people
    Example sentences
    • From freezers and hardening tunnels to compressors, evaporators and air handling units, a sea of chilling and freezing equipment is available to the dairy industry.
    • We appreciate the flavorful food, recognizing in the candlelight the small, spicy leaves we snipped from a sea of greens that bright morning.
    • Others will find a healthful haven among a sea of fortified yogurts and dairy beverages.
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