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"Época" is a noun which is often translated as "period", and "temporada" is a noun which is often translated as "season". Learn more about the difference between "época" and "temporada" below.
época(
eh
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poh
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kah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (duration of time)
a. period
La universidad fue la mejor época de mi vida.College was the best period of my life.
b. time
En esa época, no sabía realmente lo que quería de una relación.At that time, I didn't know what I really wanted in a relationship.
c. age
El siglo pasado fue una época de conflictos en Europa.Last century was an age of conflicts in Europe.
d. epoch (formal)
Los dinosaurios vagaban el planeta en una época antigua.Dinosaurs roamed the planet in an ancient epoch.
2. (time of year)
a. season
La época de sequía de Ecuador comienza en junio.Ecuador's dry season begins in June.
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temporada(
tehm
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poh
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rah
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (defined period of time)
a. season
Mi temporada favorita es el verano porque me encanta ir a la playa y tomar sol.My favorite season is summer because I love to go to the beach and sunbathe.
La temporada de lluvias empieza a finales de verano y termina a principios de primavera.The rainy season starts at the end of the summer and ends at the beginning of the spring.
2. (stint)
a. time
He decidido irme a vivir una temporada al extranjero.I've decided to go and live abroad for a time.
b. period of time
Pasé una temporada como lectora de español en una universidad inglesa.I spent a period of time as a Spanish teaching assistant at an English university.
c. period
El año pasado fue una temporada difícil en mi vida.Last year was a difficult period in my life.
d. spell
Tras una temporada viviendo en Washington, mi prima regresa a casa.After a spell living in Washington, my cousin is coming home.
3. (television, cinema, theater, music)
a. season
¿Has visto la última temporada de "Juego de tronos"?Have you seen the last season of "Game of Thrones"?
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