Translation of border in Spanish:


frontera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbɔrdər//ˈbɔːdə/


  • 1

    frontera feminine
    (town/dispute) (before noun) fronterizo
    (raid/incident) en la frontera
    to cross the border cruzar / pasar la frontera
    • Paraguay has borders with three countries Paraguay limita con tres países
    • (in UK) the Borders, the Border Country región escocesa que limita con Inglaterra
    • There are vast stretches of land on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan that don't have roads.
    • They are patrolling areas near the border with Saudi Arabia and training local police forces.
    • As Clonaslee is on the border of the county and there is no public transport serving it or the villages on route to towns it is seen as a starting point for transport.
    • Two large towns have strong links to towns across the border with Northern Ireland.
    • Extra police officers are being posted at polling booths and on patrol duties, and France has tightened controls along its border with Spain.
    • We lived in a shabby hut at the foot of a steep mountain on the border of Manchuria near the Yalu River.
    • It shares a border with the state of Zacatecas and covers an area of more than 700 square kilometers.
    • There was no one else to see us off; Myren and her children had already made it safely to one of the K'ymaeli villages on the border.
    • A large number had to flee from their villages due to shelling on the border.
    • Families line up at a refugee camp near Bahai on the border between Chad and Sudan.
    • I notice, for example, that the eastern-most boundary of the lake comes very close to the border with the Northern Territory.
    • Interfax also reported that four Russian soldiers were killed and two injured in a helicopter crash on the border of Chechnya and the neighbouring Russian region of Dagestan.
    • Coal, tangerines and tobacco are exported again, and goods—including black market petrol—come in across the northern border with Russia.
    • He was arrested on Christmas Eve in an area of Pakistan close to the border with Afghanistan.
    • Zubeida Malik reports from Jalozai refugee camp on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    • A certain confusion arises with artists living in cities on the border between the two parts of the Netherlands as to whether they form part of Dutch or Flemish art.
    • Troupes of performers also wandered and performed in all the provinces, from those on the northern border with China down to the center of Vietnam.
    • In 1991, he worked in an Iranian hospital on the border of Iran and Iraq, assisting refugees.
    • Meanwhile, Eliza is taken to a Quaker settlement on the border of the slave states where she meets up with George, her husband.
    • As the strait shares a border with Malaysia, Malaysian authorities have stepped up patrols and had captured two groups of pirates operating along the straits.
    • In areas close to the border with the Northern of Ireland, smuggling became a way of life for some.
    • Yet the ceremony, which signified the peaceful transfer of control from Nigeria to Cameroon of this one village nestled on the border, was truly remarkable.
    • Lauca is isolated in northern Chile, just inside the border with Bolivia.
    • The picturesque and historic village of Attanagh is located near Durrow on the border with Kilkenny.
    • All the time now, the conflict spills over into our territory because much of the border with us is controlled by the guerrillas.
    • Japan, however, says the drilling is to take place in an area east of what Tokyo says is its sea border with China, and that lifting the ban on exploration is actually a response to Chinese exploration.
    • It's set at a refugee camp on the border of Turkey and Iraq, where hordes of parentless children earn money clearing land mines.
    • Until then, these vehicles had been waiting in the so-called No Man's Land, the strip of land on the border between Iraq and Jordan.
    • My good friend Johnny, living as he does on the border of both counties, is so blessed but somehow or other I feel our little bet on the outcome will help to dampen his spirits when the final whistle blows.
    • Yet a troubling increase has come by way of the Black Sea, which borders Bulgaria on the East, and the Danube River, which forms its northern border with Romania.
    • Nevertheless, this town situated on the border between former slave and free states became the nation's chief site for remembering the Civil War.
    • One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is located in the upper east area of India and is not far from the border with Nepal.
    • Hotels close to the border with Northern Ireland say wedding party bookings have been lost as parties head north.
    • Control at the border with Romania will be tightened after reports that pigs were being smuggled to be sold in Bulgaria.
    • Sealing the border with Northern Ireland was a daunting task.
    • US forces do not use bases in Tajikistan, which shares a long border with northern Afghanistan.
    • About 100,000 Baptists and other refugees occupy a small plot of land on the border of Burma and Thailand, near the Thai city of Maesot.
    • Argentina lives and breathes football, from the northern border with Bolivia down to the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego.
  • 2

    • 2.1(edge)

      borde masculine
      on the borders of sleep en la frontera del sueño
      • Both shared an interest in phonology (the studio's name was no coincidence), and both dreamed of overcoming the borders between art and life.
      • Travel and study abroad have also taught the young that borders should not be limits to opportunities.
      • It also calls forth the border between men and women, between women and women (with class as allegorical emphasis), and between the United States and Mexico.
      • It is not the fear of overcoming the borders of the biological and defined world that scares me.
      • The atmosphere and climate are not limited by human borders, so transportation isn't just a local, regional or even a national issue.
      • They experience pain, transgress borders and limits, and come into existence in situations that are stimulated by pain.
      • Valenzuela's protagonist must cross a limit, a border, which the man who always says ‘I write you’ has drawn.
      • For a while it denoted an attempt to erase the border between fact and fiction, between the natural and the supernatural.
      • Writers have, or should have, no borders limiting their spaces and creations.
      • In Norway the public broadcaster is a forerunner in blurring the borders between traditional broadcast media and mobile media.
      • But now that the borders between online and offline zones is blurring, the borders between work and personal time seem to be slipping too.
      • I've learned that there are no borders and no limits to this ocean of love I feel for them.
      • The lecturer to open the sessions was a renowned Shakespeare specialist who explored the role of student-actors and teacher-directors that extends the border of the traditional classroom.
      • The borders and limits of his language are self-imposed and they demonstrate the futility of speech as being truly inarticulate to the imprisoned passion of their leading characters.
      • But any phenomenon in nature, however grand, great, shocking, dark, and terrifying, would have limits and borders.
      • The modifications take Schank beyond the border of theory and basic research and into the territory of educational application.
      • Baez complemented Morricone's main theme in such a way that it has transcended the borders of film music and has become an immortal ballad for freedom and liberty for all.
      • In the novel, a decent man, having made a "devil's bargain," finds himself on that precarious border between personal love and social responsibility.
      • The autobiographical documentary which stands on the border of truth and fiction, actuality and falsehood is a gesture of significant courage.
      • Through this series, we hope to provide an alternative perspective on forces, ideas, and facts that are beyond the border of our common experience.

    • 2.2(edging)

      (on fabric, plate, notepaper) cenefa feminine
      (on fabric, plate, notepaper) guarda feminine Southern Cone
      (on robe, official document) orla feminine
      a wallpaper border una greca
      • It is beautifully decorated with gold inlaid borders.
      • Marlowe's poem is like the fantastical and varied grotesques that decorate the borders of a painting composed according to more classical rules of art.
      • There was some mixing of motifs, especially with the Oriental decoration, so that Chinese borders appear on objects decorated in the Japanese manner.
      • Parents can attach pictures or personalize the note with a decorative border.
      • The Princess' gown was satin lined and trimmed with decorative borders, custom of her status, and high heel black shoes that laced up her legs with thin matching cord and clasp.
      • William cuts up his love letters and lets Paul keeps the decorated borders of paper.
      • A vignette is a sketch (it comes from the French for vine—a decorative border running up a page) or a little moment, but something that doesn't add up to a story.
      • As you can see, wall paper borders aren't limited to being put around the top of the walls; you can use them to split a wall at any level you want, creating more interest in the room.
      • The levels of pattern and pen-flourishing in vivid inks, glowing ornamentation, decorative letters, borders, jewelled frames and vignettes made me gasp.
      • The pierced motifs were mechanically cut with a steel punch and the embossed decoration on the borders stamped out with steel dies.
      • Decorative borders are used to articulate the overall design.
      • Miniatures are framed in vibrantly colored and patterned decorative borders.
      • I'm going to make a page in my fledgling illustrated journal: a black border decorated with dead and wounded appliances.
      • Using strands, strips and balls of clay, create a decorative border around the crackled clay.
      • Margery's particular study has been of the finely twined decorative borders known as taniko, a technique which appears to be unique to the Maori.
      • Giant elephants and temple gopurams decorated the border and a ‘thalapu’ was adorned with a chariot carrying the Shiva Linga.
      • Ice the sides with the chocolate icing, then pipe a decorative border of chocolate icing around the top, encircling the coconut topping.
      • An arrow passes close to the artist's head, which is adorned with antlers, and birds attack, having broken a decorative border of colored paper chains.
      • Welch used a combination of blackleaf and English scroll with gold borders and accents to decorate the bottom metal and triggerguard.
      • The border was decorated with a variety of white sea-shells.

  • 3

    (in garden)
    arriate masculine
    cantero masculine River Plate
    • The 165-foot long back garden is mainly in lawn with extensive borders and flower beds.
    • If you're new to gardening, planting a flower border may seem intimidating—a job best left to professionals with lots of experience.
    • I am thinking about taking one row of raspberries away, maybe exchange the other one as well for a newer kind with bigger berries in, so we can have a bit more room for flowers along the allotment border.
    • These were well presented with good use of open lawns, well manicured shrubs and flower borders.
    • Under his direction, they built dry-stone retaining walls and a rock garden, laid out paths and mixed borders and planted flowering shrubs among the trees.
    • Perennials can be planted among shrub borders or in containers.
    • Plant them in borders, under shrubs, in the eye of a tree, or in grassland and watch them multiply over the years.
    • The grass was exactly level with the white rock-like borders around the edges, that were maybe twenty feet wide.
    • There are a number of shrubs and plants around the borders of the garden.
    • In the warm months, it was a garden, with hothouse-grown flowers planted along its borders.
    • When we think of shrubs, most of us picture foundation plants or a shrub border.
    • Shrubs, perennials, and grasses pack most of the border between screen plants and the lawn.
    • Hydrangeas are spectacular grown as single specimens and are fabulous when planted in mixed shrub borders.
    • The maples planted in the grassy border along the street were growing too large for their confinement, their roots buckling the uniform gray slabs of the sidewalk.
    • When planting bulbs in flower borders, mark where they are so you don't dig them up later by mistake.
    • More upright varieties are handsome in shrub borders or, planted 3 or 4 feet apart, as an informal hedge.
    • In other news we have finished digging two flower borders and have planted one up but got some left to do in the shady one.
    • Freshen beds and borders planted with spring flowers by lightly forking over the surface.
    • The awful thing is that they are all perfectly acceptable names for the same old-fashioned and rather modest little half-hardy perennial plant that used to be seen in garden flower borders all over.
    • Even back in my days as a horticultural hooligan, I only ever used peat to create a home-made compost for sowing seeds, never for potting plantlets or decorating borders.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (country/state) limitar con
    (fields/lands) lindar con
    the states bordering Canada los estados que limitan con Canadá
    • the lake is bordered to the north by woods la parte norte del lago está bordeada de bosques
    • bordering states estados limítrofes / fronterizos
  • 2

    (with ribbon, binding) ribetear
    (with fur) orlar
    bordered with lace con puntilla alrededor
    • the plates were bordered with a blue band los platos tenían una guarda azul