Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Today's WOTD is: "otoño" = autumn/ fall

In Spanish, “otoño” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means autumn/ fall.

The Spanish describing word/ adjective “otoñal” may be used to describe something as autumnal.

In Spanish, the words “otoño”/ “otoñal” could also be used figuratively to to refer to old age.

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "otoño" are:
  • En otoño (in the autumn/ in the fall);
  • Un bello día de otoño (a fine/ lovely autumn/ fall day);
  • En el otoño de la vida (in the autumn of one's life/ in old age);

Some examples of the use of the word "otoño" are:
  • El otoño es una estación de grandes cambios (autumn is a season of great changes);
  • En otoño hay que abrigarse para no pasar frío (in the autumn, you must wrap up to keep warm);
  • Pedro está en el otoño de su vida (Pedro is in the autumn of his life);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "otoño" in the YouTube clip: CUENTO DE OTOÑO

For more on the word "otoño", visit: Wordreference.com/ Otoño

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

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