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southwest

Pronunciation: /ˌsaʊθˈwest/
Southwest

Translation of southwest in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • the southwest 1.1 (direction) el sudoeste or Sudoeste, el suroeste or Suroeste
    Example sentences
    • Both courses are on a peninsula and as you look over the water, you can see Carnoustie to the north-west and Muirfield in North Berwick to the south-west.
    • The great house they built may just be ridges in the field to the south-west of the church, but you feel you have met them, Sir Arthur Throckmorton, an Elizabethan squire, and his wife.
    • A town of 3,600 people, Avaj is close to the top of a high pass through the rugged Nobaran mountains on the main road between Qazvin and Hamedan to the south-west.
    1.2 (region) el sudoeste or suroeste
    Example sentences
    • Bucking the trend, however, is Armagnac, France's lesser-known brandy from the Gascony region in the south-west.
    • This orange-gold spirit, made from a blend of white grapes, hails from a small region in the south-west of France.
    • The manufacture of chocolate in France was, historically, associated with the port of Bayonne in the south-west, although other towns now practise this.

adverb/adverbio

  • hacia el sudoeste or suroeste, en dirección sudoeste or suroeste

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