Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday October 5, 2012

invierno, noun:

Not most people’s favourite season, el invierno, winter, can help make you enjoy the other seasons more.

este invierno
this winter

el invierno pasado
last winter

el próximo invierno
next winter

To beat the winter blues, you might want to take part in:

deportes de invierno
winter sports

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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