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northeast

Pronunciation: /ˌnɔːrθˈiːst; ˌnɔːθˈiːst/
Northeast

Translation of northeast in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (direction) nor(d)este, Nor(d)este northeast by east/north nor(d)este cuarta al este/norte
    Example sentences
    • Avoid the rocky outcrops, and when you reach approximately the 550-metre contour line, bear round to the east and then the north-east until you arrive at the steep slope which leads onto the wide summit ridge.
    • One of the most problematic wind directions is from the north-east, wiping out many dive sites along the south coast and also on the northern side of the peninsula.
    • It has a magnificent site at the top of the island's hill, looking down towards the village and offering views of Mykonos to the north-east, Paros to the east and Los to the south.
    1.2 (region) el nor(d)este
    Example sentences
    • The best-preserved section of Roman wall is in the north-east of the town, along the Rue de la Citadelle.
    • Screening for women aged between 50 and 64 was introduced in the Eastern Health Board region, the midlands and the north-east.
    • At first this was confined to the older industrial regions of the north-east, Scotland, and South Wales.

adjective/adjetivo

  • nor(d)este (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable), del nor(d)este, nororiental

adverb/adverbio

  • hacia el nor(d)este, en dirección nor(d)este

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