Coming to a Spanish-speaking country for your next summer vacation? Now is the perfect opportunity to start learning Spanish weather vocabulary!
A trip is never complete without having basic knowledge of the country you are visiting. One of the first things we think about while planning a trip is which season we travel. We need that detail to plan what clothes to pack, what attractions to see, and where to stay. Will it be cold, warm, or temperate? How will you dress during that vacation? What if it rains when you want to see an important outside attraction?
As you can see, the weather is a very indispensable aspect of any travel plan. It's essential to learn about it in a new language. That is why Spanish learners have to study the weather during the initial levels. So sit back and enjoy this guide to discover the Spanish weather vocabulary you should know.
(Literal Translation: Time)
There are many ways to talk about the weather in Spanish. An essential rule to remember is the use of 'está' (is), 'hace' (does), and 'hay' (It is). To ask about the weather, we usually use 'hace' or 'está.'
Translation: How Is The Weather?
Translation: How Is The Weather?
When talking about the weather in Spanish, you would also require vocabulary related to the temperature.
See the following table to get the list of types of weather in Spanish.
|Parcialmente nublado||Partly cloudy|
Let's dive a little deep into weather classification and types around the world.
In monsoon forests, you can find dry weather followed by heavy rain.
On the Equatorial line, there are tropical forests where there are heavy rains, and there are no seasons of the year. There is a warm climate all year round.
On the Savannah, despite also being a tropical climate, you can find a dry climate throughout the year. Like the rest of the categories, the weather will remain warm.
The dry climate is divided into the hot steppe, cold steppe, hot desert, and cold desert. In the plains or steppe areas with a warm climate, we can find average winters and relatively hot summers. In cold areas, winters can reach low temperatures with mild or hot summers.
Extreme temperatures exist in the desert. It can get quite cold during the night with bad winters, while in summer, the heat is extreme.
Mild climate locations are generally an ideal destination for people who live in countries with extreme weather, such as harsh winters or summers. A temperate climate can have dry summers and winters, be humid, subtropical, and can be cold, but not extreme as in other regions.
You can find this climate in the Northern Hemisphere, where summer and winters are extreme. They represent a temperature of less than 0 °C during the coldest month and an average temperature greater than 30 °C during the warmest month.
In addition, in this weather classification, there is the Subarctic climate, found in regions with long winters, such as Siberia and Scandinavia.
The weather in the north and south poles is known for being the most extreme on Earth. Every month of the year has temperatures that don't exceed 10ºC (10 degrees Celsius). However, in recent years there have been abnormally high temperatures in Antarctica.
Look at the following table to get all the rest of the essential vocabulary related to weather in Spanish.
The nouns are the essential words that you need to learn to begin having conversations related to weather.
|La lluvia||The Rain|
|La Tormenta||The Storm|
|El Granizo||The Hail|
|El Relámpago||The Lightning|
|El Trueno||The Thunder|
|El Sol||The Sun|
|La Niebla||The Fog|
|La Nieve||The Snow|
|El Arco iris||The Rainbow|
If you want to describe the weather in Spanish, you can use the following adjectives:
|Mal tiempo||Bad weather|
|Buen tiempo||Good weather|
It's time to practice the vocabulary that you have learned today. The following sentences will help you have a clear idea of how to use in a sentence the words related to the weather. After practicing, you can try making your sentences.
Imagine being on a snowy afternoon in the forest of southern Chile. On vacation on a sunny beach in Majorca. In the cold and windy mountains of the Andes. Or between the tropical weather of the Amazon rainforests. Wherever you are during your vacation in Spanish-speaking countries, or even from the comfort of your home, looking at the rainfall through the window, you can study the Spanish language and increase your fluency.
My best advice when trying to remember words and phrases such as what you learned today in this blog post is not to memorize them. Try to use these terms in conversations with native speakers and start learning with context. It will help you remember the words effectively.
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