Hello! I'm not understanding why these cardinal points sometimes have a "r" and some have a "d" in the name (as bolded). Can you explain this further? ie: El sureste as south-east makes sense (literally south+east), but what is sudeste??
El sureste/sudeste = south-east
El suroeste/sudoeste = south-west
El noreste/nordeste = north-east
El noroeste = north-west
Both prefixes sur- and sub- are correct to use as you can see in the lesson. The reason why sud- is also used seems to be because of French influence in the past, and it has been maintained until now.
What is important to remember is that if you are saying "south" it is always "sur" not "sud".
Yo vivo en el sur. (correct)
Yo vivo en el sud. (incorrect)
I hope this clarified it.
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