Monday, 9 July 2012


Today's WOTD is: "tormenta" = storm

In Spanish, the noun "tormenta" is a feminine noun of Latin origin which means storm.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "tormenta" are:
  • Hacer frente a la tormenta (to weather the storm);
  • Tormenta de granizo (hail/ hailstone storm);
  • Tormenta de ideas* (brainstorm);
  • Tormenta de nieve (snowstorm/ blizzard);
  • Tormenta eléctrica (electrical storm);
  • Tormenta en un vaso de agua (a storm in a teacup/ in a teapot);

*NB Also commonly known as “lluvia de ideas”.

Some examples of the use of the word "tormenta" are:
  • De esa forma hicimos frente a la tormenta (we weathered the storm that way);
  • Una fuerte tormenta de granizo causó destrozos en los viñedos (a strong hail storm caused extensive damage to vineyards);
  • Una gran tormenta de nieve azota el país (a huge snowstorm is battering the country);
  • Presenciamos una aparatosa tormenta eléctrica (we witnessed a spectacular electrical storm);
  • Eso no es más que una tormenta en un vaso de agua (that is nothing more than a storm in a teacup); loves the word "tormenta" in the YouTube clip: TORMENTA SOLAR PODRIA ALTERAR LAS COMUNICACIONESENTRE EL 8 Y 9 DE JUNIO 2011

For more on the word "tormenta", visit: Tormenta

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