Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday October 5, 2012
Not most people’s favourite season, el invierno, winter, can help make you enjoy the other seasons more.
el invierno pasado
el próximo invierno
To beat the winter blues, you might want to take part in:
deportes de invierno
Disguised in the word invierno is a link with the English hibernate. Invierno was originally ivierno. If you remember that the letter ‘v’ sounds like ‘b’ in Spanish, you can probably begin to see the link. In Latin, ‘winter’ was tempus hibernum, and from the second word come both the English hibernate and Spanish invierno.
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