Cardinal Points in Spanish

14 November, 2018

Learn how to say cardinal directions in Spanish:

 

Learning how to express Cardinal Points in Spanish could be very useful when you are using a map or you want to indicate where a place is with respect to another.

 

Here, you have the list of the Cardinal Points👇🌍

 

Norte –> North

Noreste –> Northeast

Este –> East

Sudeste –> Southeast

Sur –> South

Sudoeste–> Southwest

Oeste –> West

Noroeste –> Northwest

 

Other useful words

mapa –>
map
brújula –>
compass
consultar la brújula –> to read a compass

Words in context

-España está en el sur de Europa. Noruega está en el norte.

-California está en el oeste de EEU y Florida está al sudoeste.

-Este fin de semana voy al norte de Minnesota a una cabaña con unos amigos.

-Algunos países del Este de Europa son Bulgaria, Rumania, Ucrania y Polonia, entre otros.

 

 

 

 

⚠️ We don’t use capital letters for cardinal points, only when beginning a sentence.

 

⚠️ Este is a cardinal point but also the same word for the masculine singular demonstrative (“this” in English).

If you want to learn more about “este” as a demonstrative, read the click on the following link.

 

Examples:

 

– Valencia está en el este de España.

Este curso de español es súper práctico.

 

***For avid learners***

 

Esté is also the present subjective for yo, él, ella and usted forms.

 

Example:

– Cuando (yo) esté recuperado de mi enfermedad, quiero viajar por Asia.

 

 

Finally, we hope you find this post very useful. If you want to continue studying Spanish, in our Online School APRENDE HABLANDO we have customized courses that fit you. Just take a look on our webpage 🧐😉.

 

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