Quick answer
"Outdoors" is an adverb which is often translated as "al aire libre", and "outdoor" is an adjective which is also often translated as "al aire libre". Learn more about the difference between "outdoors" and "outdoor" below.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (outside)
a. al aire libre
I like spending time outdoors, so I'm a fan of summer.A mí me gusta pasar tiempo al aire libre, así que soy fan del verano.
My dad grew up on a farm, so he spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid.Mi papá creció en una granja, así que pasó mucho tiempo al aire libre cuando era niño.
b. fuera
Stop playing video games and go play outdoors.Deja de jugar videojuegos y ve a jugar fuera.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (nature)
a. la naturaleza
(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).
We're going to spend the weekend exploring the outdoors.Vamos a pasar el fin de semana explorando la naturaleza.
b. el aire libre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The outdoors will do you good; you spend too much time in the office.El aire libre te hará bien; pasas demasiado tiempo en la oficina.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (open-air)
a. al aire libre
Outdoor sports are great for body and mind.Los deportes al aire libre son buenos para el cuerpo y la mente.
b. exterior
The apartment has an outdoor patio, as well as an indoor patio for cooler days.El apartamento tiene un patio exterior, así como un patio interior para los días más fríos.
c. descubierto
I can't wait to swim in the outdoor swimming pool in the summer.No puedo esperar hasta poder nadar en la piscina descubierta en verano.
d. de calle (clothing)
She almost forgot to put her outdoor shoes on before leaving.Casi olvidó ponerse su calzado de calle antes de irse.
e. de exterior (plant)
This burning sun is terrible for outdoor plants.Este sol abrasador es terrible para las plantas de exterior.
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