Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Estación

Today's word is: "estación" = season

In Spanish, “estación” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, which means season or station and is used as in:
  • La primavera es la estación llena de vida (spring is a season full of life);
  • La estación de lluvias debería haber acabado ya (the rainy season should have finished already)
  • Nos bajamos del tren en la estación de Atocha (we got off the train at Atocha station)


The describing word/ adjective “estacional” is a related word meaning seasonal, and is used in:
  • Frutas y verduras estacionales (seasonal fruit and veg)


The describing word/ adjective “estacionario” is also a related word meaning stationary, and is used as in:
  • Un objeto estacionario (a stationary object)


The action word/ verb “estacionar” is a related word meaning to park, and is used as in:
  • Prohibido estacionar (no parking)


The noun “estacionamiento” is also a related word meaning car park/ parking lot or a parking manoeuvre, and is used as in:
  • Hay un estacionamiento a la vuelta de la esquina (there is a car park/ parking lot around the corner)
  • Tengo que hacer practicas de estacionamiento (I have to practise parking)


Some Spanish expressions with the word “estación” are:
  • Estación de autobuses* (bus station)
  • Estación de esquí (ski station/ ski resort)
  • Estación de ferrocarril (railway station)
  • Estación de policía (police station -Cuba)
  • Estación de servicio (service station);
  • Estación de tren (railway station)
  • Estación espacial (space station)
  • Estación** radiofónica (radio station)
  • Estaciones del Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross)
  • Fruta de estación (seasonal fruit)
  • Verdura de estación (seasonal veg)
  • Vestíbulo de la estación del tren (train station waiting lobby/ foyer/ hall)

Notes


*Also known as “estación de buses
**Also known as “emisora de radio





Love-Spanish.com loves the word "estación" in the YouTube clip: La5a Estación - El Sol No Regresa

For more on the word "estación", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Estación

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

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