Translation of borderline in Spanish:


frontera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbɔrdərˌlaɪn/ /ˈbɔːdəlʌɪn/


  • 1

    (between countries)
    frontera feminine
    • By drawing borderlines separating the yellow/red areas and surrounding blue areas, we obtained three major categories of genes.
    • He entertained in fact far-reaching plans to build an advanced high-tech fence along the future borderline in order to separate effectively the two populations from each other.
    • But surely you understand that it is impossible to control the entire borderline at all times.
    • It is worth noting that motorcycles were used to patrol the borderline and were seen as an effective force multiplier.
    • Two thousand years ago, a Roman fortress had guarded the borderline of the empire.
    • They guarded the borderline on Kamchatka, near Vyborg, anywhere, but not at home.
    • He claimed this week he had called the Border Patrol after he picked up a migrant couple hitchhiking along a state highway near the borderline
    • I'm near the borderline of Vancouver and Burnaby.
    • The main purpose of this deputation is to protect the borderline.
    • I remember my first journey to the Iguazu Falls, in the borderline between Brazil and Argentina.
    • In 1994, the borderline of the City of Warsaw was enlarged to the surrounded province.
    • San Yuan Li, which used to mark the physical and mental borderline of the city has now become a little dot in the endless urban network.
    • A common complaint is replacement of borderline fences and wood retaining walls.
  • 2

    (between categories)
    límite masculine
    she was on the pass-fail borderline estaba en el límite / estaba a caballo entre el aprobado y el reprobado
    • I like that: revel in your glorious failures, dance on the borderline between success and disaster, because that is where your next breakthrough will come from.
    • Bar owners complain of unfair business when they are located on the borderline between smoking and non-smoking.
    • It was an enjoyable and memorable night on the borderline of Galway and Mayo.
    • It's actually one of those bits of ‘music’ that hovers on the borderline of being both scary and hilarious and then scary all over again.
    • Thus, from the outset, we are on the borderline between art and cliché, the self-consciously poetic writing nudging us in the direction of art.
    • On the borderline between childhood and adolescence, I was still trying to figure out who I was.
    • Dias de las Noches sits on the borderline between dance and theatre typical of the venue.
    • That's right on the borderline between a Category 2 and Category 3 and this could very well become a Category 3 hurricane.
    • ‘We tried to argue that we are on the borderline between Southeast Asia and the Pacific, but they were not terribly impressed with that argument,’ he said.
    • Having said that, my gut instinct is that actually Shakespeare was somewhere very much on the borderline between Protestant and Catholic ways of thinking.
    • It was typical of his work, very much on the borderline between mathematics and physical science, and exhibiting technical skill in classical analysis that is rare nowadays.
    • Nationality nouns (Americans, a New Zealander, the Japanese) lie on the borderline between proper and common nouns.
    • Brilliantly passionate and incisive vocals over stunning arrangements on the borderline between jazz, classical and flamenco.
    • The decor and costumes, by Peter McKintosh, are imaginative and cleverly sit on the borderline between reality and fantasy.
    • Hawking was on the borderline between a first and a second.
    • My work on the origin of the Universe is on the borderline between science and religion, but I try to stay on the scientific side of the border.
    • In general, that's sort of a fuzzy borderline between psychosurgery and neurological surgery.
    • Emma's voice was borderline between sweet, and annoyingly too sweet.
    • The precipitation was on that borderline between sleet and just frigid rain.
    • First, it may be the case that psi lurks in this borderline between reality and imagination.


  • 1

    (case/score) dudoso
    (candidate) en el límite entre el aprobado y el reprobado
    (candidate) en el límite entre el aprobado y el suspenso Spain
    a borderline pass un aprobado muy justo
    • Another explanation of the findings could be that borderline dementia subjects might have lower leisure activity as a result of early disease.
    • I have been told that I am borderline dangerously overweight.
    • During long stretches of borderline freezing temperatures when the frost line neither advances nor recedes, water is continually drawn up to the ice lens where it freezes.
    • Reese says he hopes the pre-service teacher conferences and summer institutes will serve as a reinforcement for students who want to be teachers, particularly those who may be borderline.
    • His accent is nearly impeccable, and I was listening closely for him to slip up (I'm borderline obsessed with Brits doing American accents).
    • Hitting coach Gerald Perry says opponents are pitching Buhner tougher than anyone in the lineup, and he has reacted to some borderline called strikes by chasing a few pitches he usually takes.
    • At least one top NBA scout has been telling college underclassmen who might be borderline first-round picks this June that it's better to wait for the 2005 draft.
    • Of course, pitches don't come across the plate labeled ‘ball’ and ‘strike’—most of them are borderline.
    • ‘They probably would have been borderline 10 years ago,’ Deane said.
    • Because Hamilton rarely has taken a tough stance and management has sent mixed signals to him about handling some dicey situations, things have gotten borderline out of control.
    • ‘I'm getting base hits because the pitcher isn't getting borderline strikes called,’ Johnson says.
    • Seventeen of the 69 case encounters in the afternoon session were rated as borderline.
    • A normal level is 8 centimeters or more; 5 to 8 centimeters is borderline.
    • About 6,000 smokers with borderline to moderate airflow obstruction were recruited and were followed up for 5 years.
    • And because of that, isn't there a chance that they aren't borderline incompetent, and are closer to borderline great?
    • Were the youth of America, desperate for an honest set of heroes, supposed to find these borderline illiterate street skate rats admirable?
    • While his performance has its share of moments that borderline on the shrill, by the end of the movie he has managed to generate more than a little sympathy.
    • Recently I developed borderline high blood sugar, and my doctor recommended that I cut down on carbohydrates.
    • I've seen some borderline calls over the years, but I also have seen some pretty flagrant late hits along the way as well.
    • Most of this stuff is borderline cruel or harassing, not entertaining.