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American English: /ist/
British English: /iːst/

Translation of east in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (point of the compass, direction) the east, the East it lies to the east of the city
    está al este de la ciudad
    the wind is blowing from o is in the east
    el viento sopla or viene del este or del Este
    east-northeast east-southeast
    Example sentences
    • To the east of the road rise the lower slopes of a mountain range dominated by no less than seven Munros, the highest group of hills in Britain south of Tayside.
    • From the patio where I work I have a view of the bay of Cassis and the beautiful cliffs that rise to the east of it.
    • You know, Mojave is north and to the east of Los Angeles.
    Example sentences
    • The prime meridian is the line that separates geographic east from west on the globe.
    • When that happens, the Sun is rising due east, setting due west, and daylight lasts as long as night.
    1.2 (region) See examples: the east, the East a town in the east of England
    una ciudad del este or en el este de Inglaterra
  • 2the East (the Orient)
    (el) Oriente
    (the Communist bloc) (History, Politics)
    (before noun) East-West relations
    las relaciones Este-Oeste
    Example sentences
    • Hitler made it very clear that war in the East was to be like no other war fought by Germany.
    • Finally, the material plenty of the West appeared in sharp contrast to the depravity of the East.
  • 3
    also: East
    (in bridge)
    Este (masculine)



  • al este
    the house faces east
    la casa da al or está orientada al este
    we took the train east
    tomamos el tren hacia el este or en dirección este
    east of something
    al este de algo
    it is east of Dallas
    está al este de Dallas
    back east (in US)
    en el este
    en los estados del Este
    Example sentences
    • The corridor begins ~ 4.5 km east of Bloomington and runs east past Nashville.
    • Rough weather tends to follow my travels east into Louisiana.
    • Our friend who moved to California in May for a new job has quit the job and headed back east.

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