How to Protect Yourself from the Sun: Useful Spanish for the Hot Spanish Days

After several weeks or months of low temperature, everyone is happy when sunny days arrive. The weather changes quickly and we can enjoy outdoor activities like playing with children or going to the beach. With the following words and phrases, you will increase your lexicon in orden to prepare for those warmer days.

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Some Easy Words

There are some basic words you need to memorize for future conversations about the heat, circumstances and products you might need in these days. For example:

  • Verano = summer.
  • Primavera = spring.
  • Sol = sun.
  • Cálido = warm.
  • Soleado = sunny.
  • Sudor = sweat.
  • Sofoco =stifling, flushing sensation.
  • Gafas de sol = sunglasses.
  • Gorra = cap.
  • Sombrero = hat.
  • Camiseta = t-shirt.
  • Pantalón corto = shorts.
  • Sandalias = sandals.
  • Crema solar, pantalla solar = sun lotion, sunscreen.
  • Autobronceador = self-tanning lotion.
  • Picnic = picnic.
  • Piscina = pool, swimming pool.
  • Playa = beach.
  • Orilla = seashore.
  • Arena = sand.
  • Traje de baño, bañador, ropa de baño = bathing suit, swimsuit, swimwear.
  • Bikini = bikini.
  • Hamaca = hammock.
  • Silla de playa = beach chair.
  • Silla plegable = folding chair.
  • Quemadura solar = sunburn.
  • Bronceado = suntan.
  • Helado = ice cream.

For more related terms on weather, seasons and more, take a look at this vocabulary.

Verbs in Spanish

Next we will show you a few basic verbs that will help you create comprehensive phrases in Spanish and communicate with others. You can use them with friends, coworkers and other people around you, since they can be adapted to speeches with different levels of formality:

  • Nadar = to swim.
  • Bucear = to dive, to swim underwater.
  • Tomar el sol = to sunbathe.
  • Navegar = to sail.
  • Correr = to run.
  • Pasear = to go for a walk.
  • Hacer senderismo = to go hiking.
  • Montar en moto acuática = jet skiing.
  • Hacer montañismo, subir montañas = mountain climbing.
  • Acampar = to camp (out).

Phrases You Can Use: Interesting Vocabulary in Spanish

If you want to share your thoughts and opinions with others, these easy phrases will be a great addition to your lexicon for warm days.

  • El día es cálido hoy, pero hace un poco de viento = It’s warm today, but a little windy.
  • El sol brilla con toda su fuerza = The sun is shining with all its strenght.
  • Me encanta salir con amigos en estas adorables tardes de verano = I love to go out with friends in these lovely summer evenings.
  • Cuando hace buen tiempo, es agradable tomar bebidas refrescantes = When the weather is good, it is nice to have refreshing drinks.
  • En verano, el clima español puede ser bastante agobiante, debido al calor = In summer, Spanish weather can be quite stifling due to the heat.
  • ¿Cuál es la temperatura más alta a la que se suele llegar aquí?= Which is the highest temperature you usually reach here?
  • Hace un tiempo lo bastante cálido para ir en camiseta = The weather is warm enough to wear a t-shirt.
  • Tanto los grados Celsius como los grados Fahrenheit son medidas de temperatura usadas en diferentes países = Both Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees are ways to measure the temperature used in different countries.
  • Si hace un día soleado y húmedo, la sensación térmica es mucho mayor = If the day is sunny and there is humid weather, the thermal sensation is much higher.
  • ¿Salimos a pasear ahora que el sol está bajo y no hace tanto calor?= Shall we go out for a walk now that the sun is low and the weather is not so hot?
  • No me gusta sudar, pero es inevitable cuando llega la primavera = I don’t like to sweat, but it is unavoidable when the spring comes.
  • La lluvia de verano ayuda a bajar las altas temperaturas = Summer rain helps lowering high temperatures.

You can change some minor details to make them suitable for your own circumstances or just remember them as they are written above. In any case, they will help you practice your Spanish pronunciation.

And now that you have these new terms to use in future conversations, maybe you want to learn Spanish vocabulary on other interesting areas. Read some of the lessons from the Wlingua online Spanish course to increase your knowledge on a variety of topics and become an expert on the Spanish language.