Quick answer
"Fever" is a noun which is often translated as "la fiebre", and "temperature" is a noun which is often translated as "la temperatura". Learn more about the difference between "fever" and "temperature" below.
fever(
fi
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vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (temperature)
a. la fiebre
(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).
Mom felt my forehead to check to see if I had a fever.Mamá me tocó la frente para ver si tenía fiebre.
b. la calentura
(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).
If you have a fever over 105 degrees, you should go to the hospital.Si tienes una calentura de más de 105 grados, debes ir al hospital.
2. (excitement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Election fever has taken over the whole country.El país entero está absorto en las elecciones.
The music spread a dancing fever amongst the crowd.La música difundió unas ganas de bailar a la multitud.
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temperature(
tehm
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pruh
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chuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (degree of heat)
a. la temperatura
(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).
The cold air made the temperature drop by 20 degrees.El aire gélido hizo que bajara la temperatura por 20 grados.
2. (medicine)
a. la temperatura
(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).
I can take the baby's temperature with this forehead thermometer.Puedo tomarle la temperatura al bebé con este termómetro para la frente.
3. (fever)
a. la fiebre
(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).
I have a sore throat and I think I have a temperature.Tengo un dolor de garganta y creo que tengo fiebre.
b. la calentura
(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).
His temperature came down after he took the antibiotics.Le bajó la calentura después de tomarse los antibióticos.
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