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1.17: Vocabulario. El clima y las estaciones

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    • Erica Brown, Alejandra Escudero, María Cristina Montoya, & Elizabeth Small
    • SUNY Oneonta via OER SUNY

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    Objetivos

    • Recognize the vocabulary of weather

    Vocabulario: El clima y las estaciones

    Weather expressions in Spanish are different from those in English, particularly in the way they are constructed.

    A: ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy? (What is the weather like today?)
    B: Hoy hace frío y hace viento. (Today it is cold and windy.)

    Most weather expressions in Spanish are built with hace, such as:

    it is cool
     
     
    it is cold
     
     
    it is sunny
     
     
    it is windy
     
     

    There are some weather expressions that are different and are not built with hace, such as:

    there is fog
     
     
     
     
     
    it is cloudy
     
     
    it is humid
     
     
    it is sunny
     
     
     
    there's lightning
    Hay relámpagos. (There’s lightning)
     
     
     
    it is thundering
    Truena. (It’s thundering)
     
     
     
    it is drizzling
     
     

    Las estaciones del año (The seasons of the year)

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    Most weather expressions in Spanish are built with hace:

    • Hace mucho calor. (It’s hot)
    • Hace fresco. (It’s cool)
    • Hace frío. (It’s cold)
    • Hace sol. (It’s sunny)
    • Hace buen tiempo. (The weather is good)
    • Hace mal tiempo. (The weather is bad)
    • Hace viento. (It’s windy)

    There are some weather expressions that are different and are not built with hace, such as:

    • Hay niebla. (It’s foggy)
    • Nieva / está nevando. (It’s snowing)
    • Está despejado. (It’s clear)
    • Está nublado. (It’s cloudy)
    • Está húmedo. (It’s humid)
    • Está soleado. (It’s sunny)
    • Hay relámpagos. (There is lightning)
    • Truena. (There is thunder)
    • Llovizna. (It’s raining)
    • Llueve mucho (It’s raining a lot)
    • Está lloviendo. (It’s raining)

    Las estaciones del año (The seasons of the year)

    • El verano (summer)
    • El otoño (fall)
    • El invierno (winter)
    • La primavera (spring)

     

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