Learning the seasons in Spanish can help you plan a fun summer vacation in Ibiza or a ski trip to Bariloche in the winter. So, if you are learning Spanish for general purposes or to adjust to life in a Spanish-speaking country, this guide is designed especially for you.

If you are learning Spanish for business, you should be aware of the seasons in Spanish. Many businesses have highly seasonal trends, which means you will be lost if your boss or colleagues discuss summer business strategies and you haven’t yet mastered your seasons.

Furthermore, because most businesses operate on a quarterly basis that roughly corresponds to the seasons, it’s not uncommon for people to refer to the second quarter as the spring quarter, and so on.

Even if you don’t work for a company with highly seasonal cycles, you will want to learn the seasons to keep up with your company’s financial results. You can also take up online Spanish business courses to learn about work structures and work ethics in Spanish-speaking countries.

Another reason to learn the seasons is to supplement your ability to tell the time and discuss dates in Spanish. Knowing the seasons will help you talk about time and dates more naturally. So, let’s get started with the seasons of the year in Spanish!

The seasons in Spanish

SummerEl veranoveh-rah-no
Autumn / FallEl otoñooh-toe-nyoh
WinterEl inviernoin-vee-air-no
SpringLa primaverapre-mah-veh-rah
Season (time)La estación del añoehs-tah-see-ohn del ah-nyoh
Season (period)La temporadatem-po-rah-dah
The rainy seasonLa temporada de lluviatem-po-rah-dah deh yoo-vee-ah
The dry seasonLa temporada de sequíatem-po-rah-dah deh seh-key-ah

Summer in Spanish

Summer in a Spanish-speaking country is hard to beat. There is no shortage of fun ways to spend the summer in Spanish-speaking countries, from an ice-cold glass of sangra in Barcelona to a refreshing bowl of Peruvian cebiche.

Countrymonths rangeAdditional notes
SpainJune–AugustThe heat in most of Spain can be pretty extreme during the summer.
MexicoJune–AugustSummer can be the coolest time of the year in many parts of Mexico because it’s also the rainy season.
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto RicoJune–AugustSummers in the caribbean can be extremely humid.
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, EcuadorJune–AugustSummers in Central America can be pretty tame thanks to its proximity to the equator. The South American countries of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador are also in this list because of their proximity to the equator.
Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, UruguayDecember–FebruaryIf you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then stay out of South America. The “winter” holidays are actually the “summer” holidays down here.

Now that you know details about the summer season in different Spanish regions. It is time for you to broaden your Spanish summer vocabulary.

Spanish summer words

GelatoEl gelatoyeh-la-toe
BeachLa playaplah-ya
PoolLa albercaal-bear-cah
TowelLa toallatoe-ah-yah
SunscreenEl protector solarpro-tec-toor soh-lar
SunglassesLos lentes de sollehn-tess deh sol

Fall in Spanish

In Spanish, there is only one word for fall: el otoño. This is one of the best times of year to visit Mexico because you will most likely be able to participate in some of the Dia de los Muertos celebrations. This holiday is a fun way to remember the dead and was the inspiration for the Disney film Coco.

CountryFall months range
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto RicoSeptember–November
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, EcuadorSeptember–November
Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, UruguayMarch–May

Spanish fall words

LeavesLas hojasoh-hahs
Cooling downEnfriarehn-free-are
HarvestLa cosechakoh-seh-cha
PumpkinLa calabazacah-la-bah-za
ScarecrowEl espantapájarosehs-pan-tah-pah-hah-ross
EquinoxEl equinoccioeh-key-noc-see-oh
SolsticeEl solsticiosols-tee-see-oh
SunflowerEl girasolhe-rah-sol
ForestEl bosquebos-keh

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Now, let’s move toward the best season in Spanish i.e. winter.

Winter in Spanish

You probably don’t think of a winter wonderland when you think of Spanish. And rightly so, given that most of Latin America enjoys fantastic year-round weather due to its proximity to the equator. However, Latin America is an extremely diverse region in terms of geography and landforms.

Countrymonths rangeAdditional notes
SpainDecember–FebruaryWinters can get cold, with occasional snowfall in most of continental Spain.
MexicoDecember–FebruaryMild winters
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto RicoDecember–FebruaryWarm winters
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, EcuadorDecember–FebruaryMild winters
Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, UruguayJune–AugustHarsh winters.

If you enjoy having fun in the snow, take a look at the table below for some Spanish winter words. So, even if you are a snowbird flocking to the Caribbean to escape the cold, the following vocabulary will come in handy.

Spring winter words

IceEl hieloeeh-eh-lo
FrostLa escarchaes-car-cha
ScarfLa bufandaboo-fan-dah
GlovesLos guantesgoo-ahn-tess
SnowmanUn mono de nievemo-no deh nee-eh-veh
Hot chocolateEl chocolate calientecho-co-la-teh
SnowflakeUn copo de nieveco-poe deh nee-eh-veh
SnowballUna bola de nievebo-la deh nee-eh-veh
AvalancheUna avalanchaah-va-lan-cha
To go skiingIr a esquiares-key-are

Spring in Spanish

In English-speaking countries, spring is the season of the Easter Bunny, but not in Spanish-speaking countries. As you may know, Spain and the majority of Latin America are deeply religious. More specifically, the majority practice some form of Christian religion.

This means that Christian holidays are extremely important to most of the population and are thus deeply embedded in the culture. So, while spring has the same connotations of rebirth and new beginnings, it also has religious significance for the majority of Spanish speakers.

Countrymonths range
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto RicoMarch–April
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, EcuadorMarch–April
Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, UruguaySeptember–November

Spanish spring words

FlowersLas floresfloh-res
New lifeVida nuevavee-da noo-eh-va
Sunny, but coolSoleado pero frescoso-leh-ah-doe
SproutUn brotebro-teh
PicnicUn pícnicpic-nic
LifeLa vidavee-da
SceneryUn paisajepah-e-sah-heh

Frequently asked questions

Q. How to say all 4 seasons in Spanish?

A. The Four Seasons in Spanish:

– la primavera – “spring”

– el verano – “summer”

– el otoño – “autumn/fall”

– el invierno – “winter”

Q. Is the word season feminine in Spanish?

A. The rule states that when discussing spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the definite article must be used before the noun in the majority of cases. Primavera is the only season that uses the article la. Because they are masculine nouns, the other seasons use the article el.


Now you have plenty of words related to season in Spanish. If you are learning about seasons, congratulations! You are on the right learning track. Also, look for some other basic Spanish words such as days of the week in Spanish. Such words are widely used and help you understand casual conversations.

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