Thursday, 11 February 2016

Clima

Today's word is: Clima
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: latín (Latin)

In Spanish, “clima” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means climate or weather. Also in a figurative sense, “clima” could mean atmosphere. Typical examples of the use of the word “clima” is:
  • El clima de esta zona es frío y seco (this region's climate is cold and dry)
  • Un clima de miedo se extiende por el país (an atmosphere of fear is growing across the country)


Spanish expressions with the word “clima” or related words are:
  • Cambio climático (climate change)
  • Clima atlántico (Atlantic climate)
  • Clima cálido (hot climate)
  • Clima continental (continental climate)
  • Clima de desconfianza (mistrust climate/ atmosphere of mistrust)
  • Clima de entendimiento (climate of understanding)
  • Clima de inseguridad (atmosphere/ air of insecurity)
  • Clima de trabajo (work environment/ working environment)
  • Clima ecuatorial (equatorial climate)
  • Clima húmedo (wet climate)
  • Clima oceánico (oceanic climate)
  • Clima político (political environment)
  • Clima seco (dry climate)
  • Clima templado (warm climate)
  • Clima tropical (tropical climate)



Notes
The table below shows some words related to “clima”:

Word
Type
English Meaning
Climático
Describing word/ adjective
climatic/ clime/ weather
Climatología
Noun
climatology
Climatológico
Describing word/ adjective
climatological
Climatólogo*
Noun
climatologist

Table 1 – Words Related to “clima


* The noun “climatólogo” is both masculine and feminine. It could be used to refer to a male climatologist or a female climatologist.


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "clima" in the YouTube clip: Morenito De Fuego - La Del Clima


For more on the word "clima", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Clima

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

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