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"Tiempo" is a noun which is often translated as "time", and "clima" is a noun which is often translated as "climate". Learn more about the difference between "tiempo" and "clima" below.
tiempo(
tyehm
-
poh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (duration)
a. time
Me tomó bastante tiempo resolver el problema.It took me quite a lot of time to solve the problem.
2. (climate)
a. weather
¿Qué tiempo hace en tu país?What's the weather like in your country?
3. (period)
a. moment
La comida estará lista en poco tiempo.The food will be ready in a moment.
4. (era)
a. day
En aquellos tiempos, se jugaba afuera el día entero.In those days, you'd play outdoors all day long.
5. (sports)
a. half
El jugador metió un gol en el segundo tiempo.The player scored a goal in the second half.
6. (music)
a. tempo
Se puede medir el tiempo de una canción.You can measure the tempo of a song.
7. (linguistics)
a. tense
El tiempo pasado indica que la acción se realizó en el pasado.The past tense indicates that an action is in the past.
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clima(
klee
-
mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weather)
a. climate
El clima está cambiando y produce el aumento de la temperatura del agua del océano.The climate is changing, producing and increase in temperature of the oceans' water.
2. (environment)
a. atmosphere
El clima era tenso tras su pelea.The atmosphere was tense after their fight.
b. climate
La crisis financiera influye en el clima político.The financial crisis influences the political climate.
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