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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "invierno" is a noun which is often translated as "winter". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "invierno" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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invierno(
een
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byehr
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (season)
a. winter
El invierno es mi estación favorita.Winter is my favorite season.
b. wintertime
Nos encanta ir a esquiar en invierno.We love to go skiing in the wintertime.
2. (rainy months) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. rainy season
Llegamos a Ecuador en pleno invierno.We arrived in Ecuador in the middle of the rainy season.
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