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"Estío" is a noun which is often translated as "summer", and "verano" is a noun which is also often translated as "summer". Learn more about the difference between "estío" and "verano" below.
estío(
ehs
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tee
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oh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(general)
a. summer
El enrojecimiento de las hojas marca el fin del estío y el comienzo del otoño.The reddening of the leaves marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.
El estío vino y trajo consigo un intenso calor.The summer came and brought with it an intense heat.
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verano(
beh
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rah
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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. summer
Vayamos a la playa el próximo verano.Let's go to the beach next summer.
2. (tropical period) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. dry season
El nivel del agua cae durante el verano.Water levels drop during the dry season.
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