Quick answer
"Christmas" is a proper noun which is often translated as "la Navidad", and "Xmas" is a noun which is also often translated as "la Navidad". Learn more about the difference between "Christmas" and "Xmas" below.
Christmas(
krihs
-
mihs
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (religious)
a. la Navidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(day of observance)
My parents were delighted that I was able to visit for Christmas.Mis padres estaban encantados de que los podía visitar para la Navidad.
We got Tracy a new bike for Christmas.Le regalamos una bicicleta nueva a Tracy en Navidad.
b. la Pascua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(day of observance)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Last Christmas we had goose instead of turkey.La Pascua pasada comimos ganso en vez de pavo.
c. las Navidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(festive period)
Are you going away over Christmas?¿Vas a viajar en Navidades?
d. las Pascuas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(festive period)
We always go out singing carols at Christmas.Siempre salimos a cantar villancicos en Pascuas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (religious)
a. de Navidad
How many Christmas cards did you send?¿Cuántas tarjetas de Navidad enviaste?
b. navideño
We're having a small Christmas celebration on the 21st if you can come.Vamos a hacer una pequeña fiesta navideña el 21 si puedes venir.
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Xmas
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la Navidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What are you doing for Xmas? - I don't know yet!¿Qué vas a hacer para Navidad? - ¡Todavía no sé!
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