Quick answer
"Winter break" is a noun which is often translated as "las vacaciones de invierno", and "Christmas break" is a phrase which is often translated as "vacaciones de Navidad". Learn more about the difference between "winter break" and "Christmas break" below.
winter break(
wihn
-
tuhr
 
breyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. las vacaciones de invierno
(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).
Do you have plans for winter break? - I'm going skiing with my family.¿Tienes planes para las vacaciones de invierno? - Voy a esquiar con mi familia.
b. el receso de invierno
(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).
I love winter break, but it never seems to last long enough.Me encanta el receso de invierno, pero nunca parece durar suficiente tiempo.
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Christmas break(
krihs
-
mihs
 
breyk
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. vacaciones de Navidad
Are you going home during the Christmas break? - Yes, my whole family gets together at Christmas.¿Vas para tu casa durante las vacaciones de Navidad? - Sí, mi familia entera se reúne en las Navidades.
b. vacaciones navideñas
Alicia is looking forward to putting up a tree during Christmas break.Alicia desea la llegada de las vacaciones navideñas para decorar su árbol de Navidad.
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