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Pronunciation: /saʊθ/

Translation of south in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (point of the compass, direction) sur (masculine) the south, the South el sur, el Sur it lies to the south of the city está al sur de la ciudad the wind is blowing from o is in the south el viento sopla or viene del sur or del Sur the house faces the south la casa da or mira al sur south by east sur cuarta al sudeste or sureste south-southeast sursudeste south-southwest sursudoeste
    Example sentences
    • However, they did not realise the container was going directly to the south of Ireland, a trip that would normally take 42 hours.
    • She turned to the south, the direction from which the noise had come.
    • Directly to the south is a covered loggia with an outdoor fireplace.
    Example sentences
    • For example, if the compass reads south as you face the office's front door, then the back part of the room is the north section, the left is east, and the right is west.
    • The only point left on the compass to follow was south.
    • It points to every direction on the compass: north, south, east and west.
    1.2 (region) the south, the South el sur a town in the south of Texas una ciudad del sur or en el sur de Texas
  • 2the South (in US history) el Sur, los estados sudistas
  • 3
    (in bridge) Sur (masculine)



  • al sur the house faces south la casa da or mira al sur he headed south se dirigió hacia el sur south of sth al sur de algo it is south of New York está al sur de Nueva York down south they live down south viven en el sur let's go down south vayamos al sur

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