Thursday, 21 June 2012

Verano


Today's WOTD is: "verano" = summer

In Spanish, the noun "verano" is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means summer.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "verano" are:
  • En verano (in the summertime);
  • En pleno verano (at the height of summer/ in high summer);
  • Horario de verano (summer time/ summertime timetable/special summertime business hours);
  • Nube de verano (summer cloud/ passing cloud/ temporary setback);
  • Ropa de verano (summer clothes/ clothing);

Some examples of the use of the word "verano" are:
  • En verano no llueve tanto (in the summertime it doesn't rain as much);
  • Estamos en pleno verano (we are in high summer);
  • Al empezar el horario de verano se adelantan los relojes (clocks are put forward at the beginning of summertime);
  • En España, los bancos suelen hacer horario de verano (in Spain banks usually have special summer business hours);
  • Eso es nube de verano y pronto pasará (that is a temporary setback and soon will be over);
  • La ropa de verano suele ser muy cómoda (summer clothes are often very comfortable);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "verano" in the YouTube clip: El amor de verano de Terry, Candy 

For more on the word "verano", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Verano

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “verano” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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